Fixer of Broken Things

Bill Brinkworth

As a child, when something was broken, usually an adult would fix it. It seemed whatever happened, an adult, be it parent, teacher, or neighbor, could easily solve the problem that troubled us younger folk. As I got older, there were problems that an adult could not fix. They tried, and gave it their best attempt, but their solutions did not work. Many times, they shook their heads and admitted they had the same thing broken in their own lives and did not know how to repair it for themselves.

After I was saved, I did learn that there was one that could fix situations and dilemmas that no other could fix. It was not the psychiatrist, for they had their own unfixable problems. It was not the pills of the doctors, for they many times fixed only the symptoms and not the root of the problem. It was not the wisdom of the teachers, for many of them had no idea or experience to fix many of the traumas one faced in this life. It was the wisdom delivered by God that could fix anything!

“Unfixable” things could be fixed by following the advice in His word read from the Bible, heard from the preaching of His word, or even gleaned from biblically-related writings. His wisdom has helped billions upon billions. Our heavenly Father has raised trillions. His advice, when obeyed, can fix many broken things in our lives. His Word advises us how to fix:

Broken hearts and feelings:
“The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” Psalms 34:18 He can be close to those that have had their hearts broken by tragedy, rejection, or disappointment. Not only can He be with you when you go through the valley of despair, He can also help you get the victory..

Broken confidences:
“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.” Psalms 9:10 Others may fail you, but God never will neglect one of His children. He promises “…I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5)

Broken Lives:
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” II Corinthians 5:17 If you have come to a point in your life where you have realized you have messed up your life, God can change you from the inside out and give you a second chance.

Broken fellowships, relationships and even a broken body of poor health:
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37 When all earthly hope seems to have vanished, there is a God that can do anything, and can change any situation.


Not all things that are “broken” should be fixed. There are times things need to stay broken and discarded. Sometimes they are allowed to be “broken”, because if something is not changed our life will not be what it should or could be. That is why God’s help is the only one we should seek. He loves us the most and desires only what is good for us and our relationship with Him. His intervention and direction are the best for us. If God’s discernment is that what we have in our lives that has gone wrong needs fixing, He is also the only one that can fix anything. If it is best for you and in God’s will, God can be the fixer of what is broken in your life. There is hope!

 “You cannot trace the guidance of the Spirit of God, or diagnose His operations in the secret rooms of the soul. He seems at times to let good go, and to bring good out of evil, and light into darkness.” — R. Benson


This lesson was featured in The Bible View #213.

The wordsearch puzzle that goes with this lesson is: Philippians 4:13.

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