Life is hard. Love hurts. Life humbles us, and love brings pain.
Anyone I have known who lives well amidst the difficulties of life, has been humbled by life. These people have gained wisdom through their humility.
Anyone I have known who loves deeply amidst the wounds of love, has been brokenhearted. These people have gained courage through their heartbreak.
Life and love will humble us and break us. The difficulty and pain give us opportunity to fight for recovery of heart.
I have seen these people who get recovery admit powerlessness over life, surrender to their need of God and others, and accept God’s care in ways that have made them wiser and stronger than they were before.
Listed below are some of the experiences of the people who have been transformed through their brokenness into living fully and loving deeply in recovery:
Amazing grace saves us
Blessings we receive without merit
Care of God gives us trust and faith
Discipline of surrender deepens recovery
Excellence expands as the false self fades
Failure is rarely final
Gratitude is an attitude of remembering
Hopelessness in recovery is impossible
Integrity matters more than appearances
Joy comes with sadness
Keeping heart requires God and others
Learning to live takes a lifetime
Mastery of life is impossible
Neediness is God’s currency
Opportunity calls us to risk our hearts
Passion trumps happiness
Questions of the heart give answers for living
Restoration of our lives is God’s desire
Serenity is birthed in brokenness
Trusting the results to God grows serenity
Understanding life with our hearts heals us
Valuing others is valuing my self
Worth is God-given; no one can take it
X marks the spot of treasure: heart
Yearning for life is endless
Zero in on living fully, loving deeply, leading well