All the Pieces

Posted on March 23, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call

This will be one of those “shorty but goody” Victory Calls. I say it not because I’m writing because I’m actually stealing it and so I take no credit whatsoever for it.

I was listening on-line to a gentleman give his testimony at a Keswick event.  He made a simple yet profound statement that gave me pause to ponder. It’s not new – you’ve heard it many times, at least most of it.

Here it is:
“It is amazing what God can do in a broken and hurting heart…” Then he said, “…when He has all the pieces.”

When we are broken-hearted or perhaps feel shattered we desperately want God’s healing and restoration, but how often do we offer Him the shattered pieces – at least most of them – but hold back the deepest wound, the greatest fear, the one piece that God needs to restore us to wholeness?

I will forgive all except…
I will love others except…
I will surrender all to You except…
I will obey You except if…
I will follow You except when…
I will trust You in all things except…

Except what?

It is the EXCEPTION that delays, hinders and thwarts God’s healing in our lives. In your brokenness will you give your loving Heavenly Father all the pieces?


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

Think About This: “If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’.” – Elisabeth Elliot

The Daily Bible Reading: Joshua 4-6. You can download our 2023 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me In righteousness and justice, In lovingkindness and mercy; 20 I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, And you shall know the Lord.” Hosea 2:19-20

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