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There is a BLESSING in the BREAKING

Often times, we view broken things as things that are no longer useful. I know, in my own life, when an item breaks or no longer works or functions the way it did when I purchased it, I discard of it. In fact just recently, I trashed a massage gun I received for a birthday gift that I loved loved loved but the truth remains- no matter how great my love was for it, it is now broken. I no longer have a use for it anymore. What’s the use of holding on to broken things, right?


This morning, during my devotion time, I read about when Jesus was about to feed five thousands of people with only two small fish and five small barley loaves of bread. 

I have read this passage of scripture a thousand times in the past, but this morning, it resonated with me in a different way. It spoke a different language to me.

As Jesus took the loaves and BROKE it, the text says the bread was multiplied. Let me make this as plain as possible. When Jesus broke the bread, it did not become just halves, as it would have if we had broken it. The text says that when Jesus broke it, it MULTIPLIED.  Webster’s dictionary defines multiply as increase. 

Anytime there is an increase of something we desire, it is a blessing…so, there was a BLESSING in the BREAKING. LET THAT BLESS YOU. 

The text also says the more Jesus broke it, the more it multiplied and because He BROKE it, He was able to feed the multitude! 


Listen, there will be times in life where we will feel like that massage gun I spoke of at the beginning- broken, no longer useful, and thrown away.

And our feelings of brokenness will derive from different things- a broken heart, broken dreams, broken promises, losses, deaths of loved ones, failures, disappointments, and the list continues….

However, I challenge you to not view your broken season as useless, and I also challenge you not to allow your brokenness to make you bitter, resentful, or angry…because if I can be honest, it is very easy to drown in defeat and be made to feel that the story ends there. 


Let me encourage you…

Your brokenness is NOT the end; your story is still being written. As Jesus broke and MULTIPLIED the bread, your brokenness is a sign that God is not only about to MULTIPLY you but also everything that is attached to you. 

Do not view your brokenness as punishment. View it as preparation. God is setting you up to be blessed. 

The more broken you are, the more God is going to increase you AND your territory. 

The bigger the disappointment, the bigger the blessing. 

Yes, that brokenness intended to stop you, but God has the FINAL say, and God’s plan ALWAYS prevails.

If you persist in faith, God is going to use it to bless you. 

Yes, I understand; the hurt you feel is real…the pain sometimes gets unbearable…and there are moments when you feel that you will not make it out, but rest in God’s truth- 2 Corinthians 4:17- Our suffering is light and temporary and is producing for us an eternal glory that is greater than anything we can imagine.


The brokenness is temporary! The brokenness will NOT last! It has to end! The brokenness is setting you up for better and greater! 

There is a BLESSING in the BREAKING! ❤️



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William Fleming
William Fleming
Oct 10, 2023

Amen Erica and good to see you are still encouraging others. God assigns the greatest battles to his strongest soldiers. There is always a blessing that follows the lesson. Great read❤️

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Hope Harmon
Hope Harmon
Oct 10, 2023

Amen! Amen! AMEN!!! This truly blessed me today! 🙏🏽❤️

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Betty Newell
Betty Newell
Oct 09, 2023

Boyddddddd……..Yesssssss! Thanks for sharing! Those broken/shattered pieces helped me discovered what was on the inside of me! If we are never broken, we won’t see the good or the beauty that lies within! It didn’t feel good, thought I had lost everything, but I found the one thing that was hidden….Meeee! It worked out for my gooooooood!❤️❤️❤️❤️ I love you girl!!!!

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Glory 🙌🏾! Thanks so much for sharing this! It’s power packed and so on time! I appreciate you for your obedience ❤️

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Shawana Ford
Shawana Ford
Oct 09, 2023

Gloryyyy! I am at this point doing things differently. God is waking up NEW avenues and creating just for me. Then I will be able to as I do Bless others. Whew, a word. I need to share this with my NEW project, my new staff that is about to birth. Thank you! Let God continue to match you up with His word.

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