The images, the expectations and the dreams we have for our lives can often be shattered by unexpected circumstances or our own poor choices.
Cancer strikes. Businesses fail. Children rebel. Marriages end. We violate our own moral code.
And our plans are broken into 1,000 pieces. The beautiful images we have for our future are destroyed.
What then? How do we pick up the pieces of life and press on? How do we find hope in the midst of brokenness?
Consider the mosaic.
Mosaics are made from broken pieces of tile or glass. Broken pieces used in unexpected ways. Broken pieces, that when grouped and bonded together, form something beautiful.
No matter what has happened or where you have been, your life can become an exquisite mosaic.
It might look much different than you expected.
But God can create beauty from the shards of your broken dreams and poor choices.
No one is beyond the reach of the Master Artist.
Are you feeling hopeless right now? Have your dreams been shattered? Are you reeling from loss or rejection?
Gather up your broken dreams and surrender all of the pieces to God. Often, He will use the most painful loss or devastating failure in a miraculous way.
Consider this prayer of surrender “Lord, I surrender to you: My body, soul and spirit My mind, will and emotions My past, present and future My hopes, fears and dreams.”
Keep praying. Keep surrendering the broken dreams and disappointments. And keep asking God to create a beautiful mosaic from your life.
You might just discover, as I have, that He will do immeasurably more than you could ever ask or imagine.
The next time you are at Disneyworld, please take some time to appreciate the five breathtaking mosaic murals in Cinderella’s castle. The murals, each 10′ wide and 15′ tall, took 22 months to create and contain over 300,000 pieces of glass in more than 500 colors. Many of the tiles are fused with sterling silver and 14-karat gold, and some are as small as the head of a tack. Amazing works of art that remind us of the beauty that can be created from brokenness.