Week 3 of March Madness is now in the books. SMASH NIGHT was a blast! Once we had finished the Half-Court Challenge, we moved into our time of worship led by GEN122. You can check out the countdown and the dry wall run that we kicked worship off with below! Just click on each link to view the video!
Check out some of the pictures from our SMASH SEGMENT below. There will be more pics coming soon!
Don’t miss the video from the car smash!
We closed out the night with the message— “Finding Healing in Our Brokenness”. It seems a little goofy, but we started off by looking at the words from “Humpty Dumpty” and a more modern version that applies specifically to this generation that you can check out below.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King’s horses, And all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!
A once great generation stood on God’s truth,
A once great generation had a great fall.
All the world’s pleasures, and all the world’s treasures
Couldn’t put the pieces back together again.
The kings men couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together because they didn’t have the ability and power to do so. There is only one who can heal us in our brokenness, and that is Jesus. John 14:6 says, Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
We looked at three main things to remember that can help us find healing in our brokenness:
1. God Is With Us In Our Brokenness;
Psalm 34:18NIV says, The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The word brokenhearted means to be filled with great sadness, especially because someone you love has left you, has died, etc. When we are broken, we often feel that we’ll never be whole or happy again because nothing we do or try seems to take away the pain and brokenness we are experiencing. The truth is that God never leaves us. He is right by our side. We just have to make the choice to place our trust in him and him alone.
2. God Heals Our Brokenness
Psalm 147:3-4NIV says, He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
This verse means that God heals and cures us of our brokenness. “Binds up our wounds” means that God wraps up firmly, stops, and rules the things that cause us to experience brokenness. The next time you are dealing with brokenness, remember that God RULES (has power over) what you are dealing with. The moment we enter into a relationship with Christ, everything that belongs to him (power, freedom, truth, victory, etc.) belongs to us.
3. God Is Greater Than Our Brokenness
Psalm 147:4-6 says,
He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
6 The Lord sustains the humble
but casts the wicked to the ground.
God is the Creator of the Universe. Think about all of the stars and sights that you have ever seen. The same God that created those is the same God that cares for you, and desires to heal
you in your brokenness! God’s power is unlimited. He created the Universe and defeated death, hell, and the grave, and understands where you are and what you are feeling.
The part of this passage above that says “God sustains the humble” (Those who trust in him and not the world’s ways and desires) means to support or better yet, to bear up under, or buoy up.
A buoy keeps someone, or something afloat. God isn’t going to let you be defeated and pulled under by your brokenness… He’s got you covered!
We encouraged those dealing with brokenness to not simply pray that God would help them get back to the way things used to be, but that he would take them beyond anyplace in their walk with him than they have every been before.
Isaiah 43:19 says,
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
Don’t settle for something from the past, allow God to do a new, bigger, and stronger work in you through the brokenness you are currently struggling with!
Don’t miss the final week of March Madness this Sunday!!!