When we walk through the valley

Of the shadow of death and pain,

We hope for a glimpse of sunshine

Amidst the despair and rain.

When we’re despondent and with little hope

We feel it will last forever,

But this period of darkness is just a phase

And on the horizon is better weather.

We’re all a little broken at times

But it’s a reminder to reflect,

Upon the more important issues of life

And all pettiness to forget.

Broken pieces can be restored

When we’re not quick to dispose of same;

When with a little love and creativity

New life can be obtained.

When mosaic pieces are glued together

They create a masterpiece;

An original and a unique work of art

Where new beginnings are released.

Only God can heal our broken heart

And instil new hope within,

When we humble ourselves and cry out indeed

And place our trust in Him.

When brokenness is fully restored

There’s a renewed hope, beauty and strength,

Where we can actually empathise with the broken

And on God’s promises we depend.

And when a situation appears rosy

But there’s a falseness that unites,

It’s God’s grace and mercy that will reveal

And expose evil with His light.

Some circumstances require breaking

So true restoration can then take place;

It’s a blessing in disguise indeed

And although painful it’s one to embrace.

There was a special beauty in brokenness

When Jesus hung on the cross,

As His blood was shed for our sins

So His sheep will not be lost.

(C) P.B. 2019

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You are with me.” Psalm 23:4

“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten.” Joel 2:25

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, not have entered into the heart of man the things that God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

“Take eat, this is My body which is broken for you, do this in remembrance of Me.” 1 Corinthians 11:24