What if God doesn’t fix it?

Short but mind-blowing.

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There’s a scene in Thornton Wilder’s play, The Angel that Troubled the Waters, that captures the essence of waiting on God to fix the broken thing, or things, in our lives.

The scene is a medical doctor that comes to the pool everyday wanting to be healed of his own depression, anxiousness, and deep sadness.  Finally, the angel appears and the doctor goes to step into the water to receive his healing when the angel blocks his entrance saying, “No, step back, the healing is not for you.”  The doctor pleads, “But I’ve got to get into the water.  I can’t live this way!”  The angel says, “No. This moment is not for you.”  And he says, “But how can I live this way?”

The angel says to him, “Doctor, without your wounds, where would your power be?  It is your melancholy that makes your low voice tremble into…

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3 thoughts on “What if God doesn’t fix it?

  1. Amen, Brandon! That’s a great reblog. Sometimes God doesn’t fix things quite like we expected because there is value in what we are going through. Sometimes the things we perceive as flaws are actually our best qualities, too.

    I’m going to say “God fixes everything,” because that’s my go to phrase, but sometimes He fixes it by giving us new eyes to perceive it and the strength to get through it.

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