“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”

It’s easy to go on and “worship the Lord your God with gladness” when everything is all running fine. When the kids are healthy, business is booming, health is brimming with vibrancy, and you’re flooded with accolades.

But when your time gets hard, when something happened that suspended your smile, would you still speak your hallelujah?

It’s hard. It seems contradictory to praise your good God when you’re in bad ditch.

Brokenness is not intentional. It’s part of living in this world. Unfair? Yes. But without a doubt, brokenness makes us more appreciative of our happiness. Without our brokenness, would we fully understand the whole meaning of our wholeness?

All of us experienced, are experiencing, or would experience that dreaded state when everything seems torn. And I must confess that it’s much easier to write a blog post like this or encourage others to dauntlessly face their problems than face my own with clarity when my heart is mangled to pieces.

But I believe that with proper outlook in life and the ever enduring foundation of God’s love, we can always get back up in our feet again and look expectant to the things and relationships that makes our life worth living.

Cliché? Yes. But it’s always true. It’s million times better to praise than curse when you’re broken. You were not curse with a life, you were given a life. Live it, don’t blame it. Be grateful for it.

Always give your hallelujah. Even when it’s broken.

See also:
Connecting the Dots
Believe in Yourself
Meaning Over Comfort


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