Many of us feel the pressure to be perfect, but what we really want is the freedom to be broken. We long to hear that our brokenness doesn’t discount us, and we want a way out of the pain that threatens to overwhelm us.
Toni Collier is on the show today sharing about her book titled Brave Enough to Be Broken. She shares a biblical road map you can use to heal from the pain, the shame, and the regrets that have tried to steal your joy, so you can rest in the unconditional love, healing, and hope of Jesus. Join is to discover how to bravely process your brokenness so that you can experience the fullness of God’s restoration power.
“I had lost my joy, was struggling with depression, and anxiety.”
“Darkness was entering into my story. I lost my childhood.”
“I was attracting the things that we are used to.”
“I had to fight to be a healthy mom.”
“I had become a fan of God not a follower of God.”
“I was not living a life in pursuit of holiness.”
“I had to get out of the relationships with the people that broke me in the first place. You can’t heal in the places that are breaking you.”
“I had to find God for myself.”
“Sunday is not enough.”
“I was worshiping a pastor, not a Savior.”
“God wanted to have a deep relationship with me in spite of me.”
“There is a distinct difference between shame and guilt. Guilt says I have done something bad and shame says I am bad.”
“Shame doesn’t get to have my story.”
“It doesn’t take a lot of courage to be perfect.”
“We think we can be enough.”
“God may not move the mountain but He will give you the strength to climb it.”
“I wasn’t angry at God. I was disappointed.”
“I was hearing all of these terrible stories and realized I could relate to every single one of them.”
“God wastes nothing.”
“One of the schemes of the enemy is to rob our remembrance. There is no way you can trust God unless you go back and look at what He’s already gotten you through.”
“It’s easier to blame God for our brokenness than the people we want to love us.”
“God is kind.”
“The God of withness is with you.”
“We have to become better question askers.”
Confessional community: Dr. Curt Thompson
“We tend to want to help people’s flesh but forget their heart. We speak to the problem and not to the heart.”
“We need withness instead of fixing.”
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