Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie ~ Broken

Like a framed picture of myself, only broken

Like a framed picture of myself, only blurred and broken

This week’s Challenge is SelfieI decided on an artistic representation, and took a photo of my reflection in a mirror, with a broken picture frame glass sitting on top of it.  I then cropped out everything around the frame to make it look like a picture of myself, only broken.

My emphasis was on the blurred, broken glass for a reason.  Throughout my life, I have struggled with seeing myself as broken.  As damaged, flawed and inadequate.

The good news us that God welcomes the broken, lost and discarded.  In fact, He specializes in mending and then using them for His glory, despite shortcomings and flaws. 

I know, because He did so with me.  With God’s help, I don’t see myself as broken; rather, perfectly designed for His purposes.  And I celebrate knowing that He loves me just as I am.

“I am like a broken vessel.
Psalm 31:12

“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3

Do you struggle with feelings of inadequacy and brokenness?  God can heal and use the shattered pieces of your life.

This is a wonderful song and video that speaks to how God mends brokenness

Sue Nash/2014

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17 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie ~ Broken

  1. Heidi Viars

    This is a moving post, Sue! Your picture speaks a thousands words. It’s also interesting to me that the camera, which you use to reflect your face, actually keeps us from seeing you … The real you, is not even there … but it’s deep inside, where only the Father can look into … and even though He sees the real you, He loves you with an everlasting love … thanks so much for this honest and thought-provoking post!

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    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      Thanks Skye. My prayer in sharing honestly is that God would touch others who may struggle in the same way I’m so glad we both found the One who heals the brokenness we feel! Blessings

      Reply
      1. Skye

        Amen!! That has been my prayer, as well, since starting. Transparency, so people see less of me and more of Him because of what He is doing inside of me. I hope that makes sense. I am on cold meds. I think you get what I mean. 🙂 Scary part is I am off to write my blog post. lol This was a wonderful post.

        ((Hugs))

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  4. 3litoladies

    I just started my blog today and as I’m sitting here trying to figure out this how to use the blog, I stumbled across (your blog) and this song. Thank you so much for sharing this song. I literally just broke down in while listening to the words. I really needed this right now… Thank u.

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