by Tammy Whitehurst

When people are broken it doesn’t always show on the outside. Maybe they feel alone. Forgotten. Throwing their hands up in uncertain times. Wanting to give up and give in. They don’t know what else to do. Or who to turn to in time of need. In uncertain times it’s often easy to forget that someone cares.

(Let’s do something a little different here.) I am going to turn toward you. Yes, you. I may be looking through a computer screen, but let’s look straight at each other. (Pulling in now.)

I am saying this to YOU today. “You may feel broken. Tired. Weak and worn. Everything might seem dark.  Life might seem as if it is falling apart. No light in sight. Nothing you do seems right. Your chin is down and you feel overwhelmed.

Let me remind you of these things. You may be bent, but you are not broken. You may feel alone, but you are not forgotten. Light is in sight.

Don’t give up.

In Jesus there is help for today and hope for tomorrow. Wherever you are—He is near. He holds YOU in the shelter of the palm of His hands. Don’t let your faith flat-line. Today is not the day to give up. It is the day to dig those heels in and give it all you have got. You are loved more than you can imagine.

I leave you with a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience where you really stop and look fear in the face.”

Stare it down, my friends. Don’t blink.

Isaiah 41:10 ( NLT) Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

This article brought to you by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA).

About the author: As an author, blogger, and full time speaker, Tammy encourages and challenges audiences to live life kicked up a notch. She is the co-owner of the Christian Communicators Conference. She struggles like the rest of us with dust, dog hair, cellulite, junk drawers, and wrinkles. Find out more at, or on Facebook and YouTube.

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9 thoughts on “BENT but not BROKEN

  1. Soooooo true. As I come alongside of women, I often help them recognize what seems like death–that which feels irretrievably broken. Yet if she will face the very thing that terrifies her, it’s hold over her is broken or at least diminished. I appreciate your kindness in speaking this truth to women–looking them straight in the eye!


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