Broken, as is.

This post is part of the  “Finding Spiritual Whitespace Blog Tour” which I am a part of, along with a group of soulful, journeying kindreds. To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE!  The writing prompt today is: to share a special Bible verse currently touching your heart with rest and comfort?


Psalm 145:18 The Lord is near to all who call on Him, who call on Him in truth.

“As is.”  Two of my favorite words in the book “Finding Spiritual Whitespace”, and every time I read it I feel like I am taking a deep breath of fresh air in a smoky room, especially on page 70:

There is a place here and now that Jesus has been preparing for the little girl in me.  That place is my heart, where Jesus has been doing deep, healing work – to accept her as she is.  To let her know there is a place in this world for her.

Because Jesus understands her.

Because Jesus loves her.  As is.

As is….

yes, but what about______?

As is….

Page 145:  Jesus is the companion with the courage to walk with us in the quiet…  He will meet you in a way that lets you know He is near you.  He will take your hand in His.

Sometimes, this quiet can be a lonely place.  It can be a place where isolation and desperation wait in the shadows.  The walls are dark.  The door is boarded up without a door knob.  Not many will enter.

This quiet is like a dark tunnel of memories that will lead to the hopeful bright light and plush beauty.


With each step into the dark tunnel,  I stop..  I hesitate.

My shoulders cringe forward, and I sink.  My breathing slows and my heart literally pounds in my chest.  I step again.  My eyes are closed.  Jesus is with me.  He has my hand and he leans in to remind me he is near.  My rigid stance softens as He whispers “truth”.

Truth, as is, with pain.

Truth, as is, with fear.

Truth, as is, with shame.

Locking up this part of me separates Jesus from the part of me that needs Him most.

The broken me, as is.

Psalm 145:18 The Lord is near to all who call on Him, who call on Him in truth.

21 Days of Rest: Finding Spiritual Whitespace

One thought on “Broken, as is.

  1. This really touches a deep place in my heart, encouraging that little girl to come out of hiding. As is. I let her come out for a bit, but then it feels like my heart closes up again and I feel numb again. “Locking up this part of me separates Jesus from the part of me that needs Him most.” Oh, so very true. Thank you, Michelle. Praying we both will step forward into that dark tunnel holding Jesus’ hand. Hugs!


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