How can brokenness be beautiful?
I think it depends upon what is broken.
My name is Katy Pistole. I am the founder and Executive Director of Beautiful Brokenness Ministries, a horse-themed discipleship and teaching ministry for youth and women.
About 10 years ago I rescued a little chestnut Arabian horse who I named Scooter. The rescue and redemption (purchase) was just the beginning of our journey. I wanted my horse to know my heart for him. I wanted Scooter know that we were reconciled. I wanted him to know that he could trust me.
What if God is interested in breaking down our walls of unbelief? What if He wants to break the shackles of fear and bondage? What if that is what brokenness is about?
He has revealed Himself to me as my very Life. In the midst of pain and loss He convinced me that I am His. That because of Him I am a new creation. That He is my peace, my patience, and my sufficiency.
What is it I want to break for my horse?
The bondage of old lies about who I am.
Scooter has been rescued - like me. Jesus rescued me from the Domain of Darkness. Scooter came into our new relationship believing things about me that are not true - the same way I came into my new relationship with Jesus. Scooter operated out of mis-belief and this caused him great anxiety and pain, and the same thing happens in me when I believe lies about God.
I want my horse to know that my heart is good. That I am trustworthy, sufficient and able. And that I am for him.
Jesus wants me to walk in these same beliefs about Him.
And He is committed to revealing Himself to me as my very Life. Now that's beautiful!
Beautiful Brokenness is a non-denominational, non-profit 501(c)3 organization which exists to communicate the believer’s union with Jesus Christ. A practical understanding of this oneness is crucial to everyday living. Beautiful Brokenness is committed to serving the community through discipleship, teaching and demonstrating the believer’s vital union and utter dependence upon Jesus ~ the only source of Life.
One simple way you can partner with the ministry of Beautiful Brokenness is by pledging $10 each month, easily donated through automatic subscription. We're working on a campaign to find 1000 friends of the ministry who would like to contribute $10 monthly. This will add stability to the budget and help us toward our goal of expanding programs and events. For more information, see our 1000x10 page.