Is there anything duct tape can’t fix?
We are big-time duct tape lovers around here. If there is anything that can’t be fixed with duct tape, then we either just leave it broken or throw it out. Seriously, I’ve patched everything from broken windows to broken wands—all with my handy, dandy duct tape.
But, I think I achieved the ultimate repair when I …
patched the spine on my Bible that was falling apart!
Wow! Is that classy, or WHAT?
Okay, it may not be that classy, but it’s perfectly appropriate. See, there have been things that are broken in my life that go way beyond windows or wands. There have been broken places in my heart that only the Word of God could mend.
I was terrified when my fourth child was rushed into intensive care immediately after I gave birth to him. For the next few days, he lay there struggling to live. Fear broke me, but then the Word of God mended it:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)
We were so deep in debt that I could not see any solution. We were losing money quicker than we were bringing it in. I lay awake at night, tortured by the reality of our situation. Stress broke me, but then the Word of God mended it:
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.’” (Mark 10:27)
I had no idea how to build a business. I just knew that I wanted to encourage and equip moms to live out the greatest career in the world. I didn’t even know where to begin. My faith wavered. Doubt broke me, but then the Word of God mended it:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
If there are broken places in your life today, then I encourage you to seek the mending power that is available to you in the Word of God. And I’ll tell you something amazing—duct tape eventually tears off and needs to be patched. But when God reaches in with His healing touch, then it STICKS!