Five Minute Friday: Broken

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.


I remember the day I came to Him, my heart broken, shattered by the life I drug with me to the alter.  And I questioned, “Could He really heal the broken pieces of my heart. Could He put me back together again so it doesn’t hurt so much?”

They say a life devoid of love is a life lost.  And I was lost, devoid of love, or so it appeared.  I had made decisions in my life that caused my heart to rip right inside my chest. Oh the pain, the grief, beyond what I could bare.  I carried this broken heart with me all of my life, pretending that I was whole, confident and wanting so desperately to believe that I was loved and adored for who I was.

But I was broken, beyond the repair of any man, for it was man who had broken this heart. Some took it without asking, others I gave willingly, yet my heart always lay bleeding in a huddled mess that I would have to pick up off the floor and walk out the door with.

But He came to this lost one, this broken, hurting and wounded one and brought healing.  He picked up the broken pieces of my heart and put them back together again.  With the healing balm of His love, I am made whole.

No longer broken.  No longer bruised.  No longer forsaken.  No longer lost.  I am His and He is mine.  My heart will never be broken again.

Five Minute Friday


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21 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    Our God is so good and so amazing! I am in awe of how He chooses us, loves us, and heals us in our brokenness.
    Kelly recently posted..Five Minute Friday: Broken

  2. Lizzy says:

    So blessed that we have Him. Thankful to share this five minutes with you. Blessings 🙂
    Lizzy recently posted..A Bruised Reed

  3. Janice S. says:

    This is beautiful, Barbie! It really touched me, the depths of being broken and heights of healing in God’s love. Thank you.
    Janice S. recently posted..What Broken Looks Like

  4. Cassi says:

    “With the healing balm of His love, I am made whole.” beautiful, lovely words, healing to so many
    Cassi recently posted..Not quite broken

  5. Mia says:

    Dear Barbie
    Oh, my heart cries for you, dear friend! Yes, if men would just realize what they do to women when they don’t treat them with love and respect. I am so sorry that you had to suffer so much!
    Blessings XX
    Mia recently posted..Broken Brides

    • Barbie says:

      I never know how my Five MInute write will turn out. This one surprised me. I am grateful for His healing! Blessings to you for a wonderful weekend Mia!

  6. ~Karrilee~ says:

    I love this sweet and tender testimony of His goodness… of His great love!
    ~Karrilee~ recently posted..Five Minute Friday – BROKEN

  7. KImberly says:

    Barbie, what a fantastic post. AMEN!!!

  8. Ashley says:

    Barbie, this was breath taking and very powerful. I love how you said “Beyond the repair of man” amazing.
    Ashley recently posted..Broken {Five Minute Friday}

  9. Kelsey says:

    How beautiful is His grace and healing power! His work in you encourages my soul. Thank you for being clay in His hands and allowing Him to use you so that we can see Him better!

  10. Andi Gould says:

    Thank you for reminding me that I have to come to Him in my brokenness, every day. Happy weekend, friend!
    Andi Gould recently posted..Five Minute Friday: Broken

  11. Cheri says:

    Beautiful and raw, Barbie. “With the healing balm of His love, I am made whole.”- it’s a reminder I needed today. Grace and peace.
    Cheri recently posted..Broken {Five Minute Friday}

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