Sharing my “Heartbreak to Strength” Story

These words flowed out of my mouth when I recently recorded as a guest on my friend’s podcast, By His Grace.  I was honored when Misty asked me to share my “Heartbreak to Strength” story.

I met Misty at the Hope Writers Conference, and I love how God connected us through our broken stories. Although we both have different circumstances, God is using both of our hurts and pain to birth a unique ministry of encouraging and helping other hurting hearts.

I believe God takes our greatest heartbreaks and turns them into our greatest ministry.

So thankful that He takes our broken pieces and turns them into something beautiful.  This reminded me of my cracked clay pot.  Captivated by the light shining through the cracks, God taught me so many lessons as I purposely broke it and pieced it back together years ago.

What if God’s light shined the brightest through our cracks and broken places?

You see, a pot with no cracks, chips, or broken places does not allow much light through it.  However, if a pot has many cracks and broken places but still shines brightly for Jesus despite those circumstances, then that is a beautiful thing.

Could our brokenness actually help us to be a stronger light?

These words are from a guest blog post I wrote for Misty titled Beauty in the Broken.  I wanted to dive deeper and share more about brokenness and all the God has shown me.  To read the entire post, click image below:

Let me end with this quote from Beauty in the Broken:

Just like this piece of pottery, your cracks and broken pieces are beautiful when placed in the hands of Jesus.

Jesus is the one who gives us Hope.

Hope that our brokenness has a purpose. Hope that God can use our broken story to encourage another hurting heart. Hope that God can turn my tears into my testimony!

Friends, if you are walking through an expected storm, I pray these words encourage you.  I believe God wants to take your broken heart and turn it into something beautiful too!

Love, Jodi

To listen to my conservation with Misty on the podcast, By His Grace, click the following link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/by-his-grace/id1448146459?i=1000475080419