13 August 2014

Beauty out of Brokenness

1 Samuel 16:7 
So as you may know, this months theme here on the Quiet Place is beauty in the brokenness and it's one of those topics that I personally just want to flesh out and be real with you all.

Merriam Webster defines beauty as : the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. And brokenness is a place that each of us has been in at one time or another. 

For me personally I would say that I find beauty in the brokenness in my life, in the seasons that I am in. Weather it be singleness, loss, etc. There's always that feeling that nothing will ever change, but then one day you begin to find beauty in it. 

Singleness has always been on of those things for me, that I share a lot about both here and on my personal blog but it's something that I've always seen as a  line between something that is beautiful and just plain hard. I have emailed back and forth with this girl about it a lot and she has some great thoughts on it here. There have been times when I've asked myself why I'm in this season of life, but to be honest there have been more times where I have felt like this is where God wants me and that if or when he brings someone into my life, it will be in his time and in his plan. I see the beauty in being single at this time, it allows me to go anywhere I want and also be able to soak up all that God has for me and completely rest in him. 

On those days when I am able to soak up his plans and his word, that is when I feel content, intentional, grounded in all that he has for me. Jeremiah 33:3 says it best: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Think about that for a minute, rest in it. God is telling us to call on him and he will tell us great and unsearchable things that we do not know, I don't know about you but that really tugs at my heart. 

Rest in the words of Jeremiah 33:3 this week and soak up all that God has for you in whatever season you are currently in. 

Where do you find beauty in the brokenness? 


  1. Love this! It's so amazing that the Lord makes broken things beautiful. My own life has been made beautiful by Him! What was once broken has been restored. Thanks for posting this, I love your heart in it! It goes along pretty well with what I wrote about for vol. 3 of community brew! great minds think alike :) blessings, friend! PS God has great plans for your life!

  2. Beautiful post best friend. :) I love your Jesus filled heart. <3

  3. this "it allows me to go anywhere I want and also be able to soak up all that God has for me and completely rest in him. " is so beautiful! :) you are right - God has you (and me) where we are for a reason!

  4. Thanks Kate! I will have to check out your post! :)
    thanks for stopping by!

  5. So true! I couldn't agree more :)

  6. I haven't read all the posts in this series, but have you heard Ellie Holcomb's song "The Broken Beautiful." I think you'll love it.

  7. Yes I have and I love it!
    As Sure as The Sun is such a good album, i love all of her songs!
    That song definetly fits in great with this months theme :)

  8. Beautiful words! Thank you for sharing with us!! :)

  9. I, too, feel as though I have been led to be single, and I have never been happier. Being single has allowed me so many opportunities to experience the beauty of the life God has given me, and I feel so much closer to Him and am more trusting and open to following Him. I love that verse!

  10. Mmm, so very many good thoughts, friend! :) It's so easy to go down the crazy road of asking "why" but like you said, when we soak up His words we really get to dig deeper and realize just how great He is and that just because we're in a waiting season, it doesn't mean He's not moving in us. :)

    Also, thanks for the link! I have another singleness post scheduled and this post just reminded me how important it is to share our hearts and lives. :)

  11. Thank you!
    Thanks for stopping by :)

  12. I completly agree!
    I know that God will bring someone into my life in his time and not my own.

  13. Thanks girl!
    So true, i love what you said "were in a waiting season, it doesn't mean he's not moving in us"---that statement has so much truth to it!
    Your welcome girl! You singleness posts are always just what I need :)

  14. Britney, this is so beautiful! You may not believe it but there are times where I wish I had been where you are now. I wish I had had times of singleness where I could fully rest in Him. I am so thankful for my husband and to be married now but there's a part of me that feels like I missed out on a time of singleness. Again, y'all might think I'm crazy for saying that! :) Anyways, this is just so beautiful and heartfelt and I can't thank you enough for sharing it!


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