Broken Beyond Repair or Ready to be Restored?

How does this photo make you feel?

What do you see?

Is this a broken and beat up boat doomed to disintegrate on land or is it a boat that is ready to be restored and returned to the sea to fulfil it’s potential?

How about you? How do you feel? Do you feel bruised and broken and ready to give up or are you open to God’s transformation with the belief that anything can change?

How about the places where we minister? Are we looking at some situations as though they are broken and beyond all hope or do we believe that God can really make all things new?


Help us to see and to be honest about the reality that we face but help us also to look to you and to be open to your Spirit working miracles and leading us into the new things that you have for us.

Thank you that you meet with us in our brokenness, bringing healing and hope. Help us to take your hand and to follow your lead that we might step into all that you have for us.


The photo was taken by me along the Essex way between Mistley and Wrabness. There are no copyright restrictions on the picture and so you are free to reuse it.


About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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3 Responses to Broken Beyond Repair or Ready to be Restored?

  1. I often feel broken and bruised but I keep this scripture in mind. 2 Cor 4: 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.


  2. nancyehead says:

    God can fix even that broken boat. But He specializes in fixing broken lives. God bless!

    Liked by 1 person

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