How Your Brokenness Can be a Blessing

The light breaks through


There is a common misunderstanding among Christians and non-Christians for too long.  Many feel that the Old Testament portrays a God of anger, wrath, and judgment, and it is only in the New Testament that we begin to see a God of love, compassion, and mercy. I have heard people say “I can believe in the God of the New Testament, but I cannot believe in the God of the Old Testament”— as if they are two different deities!

When a person makes this statement, he is admitting his lack of knowledge of the Old Testament. The Old Testament is full of stories, prophecies, and promises that reveal God’s nature to us — all of God’s nature. If all we had were the Old Testament, it would be enough. The Old Testament was all the early Christians had. Those 39 books reveal to us not a God of wrath and…

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