Repaired or Replaced?

I have lost the center stone in my wedding ring twice. This time, I fully expected the jeweler to repair it. Three weeks later, the jeweler called and told me the ring was could not be fixed.

This ring my husband gave me after a very difficult first five years of marriage. …This ring that represented a new beginning… forgiveness… grace.

Irreparable.

I nearly burst into tears. “Mrs. Baity,” the customer service representative interrupted my near meltdown, “The ring is too broken to fix, but we are wiling to replace it.”

Still disappointed, I finished the call and I could tell the Holy Spirit wanted to share His heart with me. This is what I heard:

“You keep asking me to fix things, to patch them. If you give me what’s broken, I will give you something new. Don’t ask me to repair it. Give it to me and let me replace it.”

Beloved, may I challenge you today?  What is the broken ‘thing’ you’re holding on to–asking God to fix again and again?  Maybe He has something else in mind. His thoughts are always higher than ours. What he offers is beyond all that we could think or even imagine! …Trust Him.

“But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”  Isaiah 43:18-19


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