In a Million Pieces

Jeremiah  17:14

God, pick up the pieces. Put me back together again. You are my praise!

He was a pretty good driver. About to turn 17. Our son was cautious and took the responsibility seriously. We started out slow. He only drove short distances by himself.  And then we got the phone call…

I’ve made a habit of opening my eyes in the morning and pleading the blood of Jesus over my loved ones. He set out early to his first football practice of the season. He always lets me know when he gets to where he’s going except this time, he called to say he crashed the vehicle. 

My husband and I arrived at the scene to see him standing there, unharmed. Our SUV did a complete roll after he was hit broad side on the driver’s side. I absolutely knew God had his arms around my son throughout the accident. I stood there looking at the glass and debris all over the road. Every window was shattered. 

All I could think about was how different this could have been. He could be gone or seriously injured. I just stared at the million pieces of glass…knowing I cannot undo this, I cannot put them back together, I cannot go back and talk to him longer that morning, which could’ve prevented this whole incident, I could not do anything to fix it.

I humbly gave thanks to my God for saving my son.  And if your story did not end this way, I am sorry. So sorry. But I know that our God says in his word, He can put all those broken pieces back together and make us whole again. I don’t know how…but He said He would. And we have to believe it. 

I don’t know why you are in pieces today.  But God does.  We are all broken people and God knows that. He will put us back together again. And we will be stronger. God said He has plans to prosper us, not to harm us. 

Adversity makes us stronger. Think about wild animals. The lion  in the wild has to hunt for his food. Sprint to catch it. Drag it to a safe place to eat it. The lion in the zoo sits there having his food thrown at him. Yawning and laying around all day. He certainly wouldn’t last a day in the Sahara.

Accidents happen. But God can put our broken pieces back together. We just have to let Him. And I’ll let my son behind the wheel again….when he’s 30! 😉

Dear God, Thank you for safety, thank you for protection. Thank you for picking up our broken pieces and making us whole again. In Your Holy name, amen.


One Comment Add yours

  1. JameK says:


    Love in CHRIST……


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