Many of us tuned into lifetime not many weeks ago as singer Toni Brampton’s biopic ” Unbreak My Heart ” premiered for the first time ever. As one who grew up to a lot of Toni’s music playing in the background this excited me. What I saw by tuning in is that Ms. Braxton is not just a beautiful lady with a beautiful voice. She was shaped and molded into what she is through trial and error. She became just like me as she aired her life to the world. There were detailed things that she and I had in common though they may not have been exact.
What I want to focus on is how miss Toni endured so much. She was raised to look after her siblings and to this day has never left her position no matter what as an older sibling through the health issues, through the blessing God gave her in what looked like the worst case scenario in the birth of her son. in her interview on HLN Ms. Braxton expressed the emotions she went through when her son Diesel was diagnosed with Autism. She also expressed how those feelings have changed.
Overall, I was deeply inspired by the way Ms. Braxton never backed down without a fight. I am not writing this piece to exalt Ms. Braxton above the human being that she is. Neither am I writing a review of the movie. Rather, I am admiring the courage God gave her and using it to encourage you all. You’ve heard the saying ” Time Heals all wounds”. How true is this saying? I would not call it untrue as much as I would call it incomplete. The title of Ms. Braxton’s biopic was UnBreak My Heart after one of her most famous songs. (in my opinion)
In this song she was crying out for her lost love to come back and restore her love, their love rather. In actuality Ms. Braxton (by the grace of God) Unbroke her own heart. Why do I say that? Well, like I said earlier about the saying being incomplete, it is incomplete for the following reason. Time itself will not heal anything if the time is not spent proactively. Maybe you are like Ms. Braxton and I. maybe you’ve had a lot of trauma go on in your life and you wish that someone was there to guide you into restoration. Well, Deuteronomy 31:8 says this, ” And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”
‘ He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds” – Psalm 147;3
never stop crying out for God and moving in faith toward restoration and being whole. he hears our every cry. It is high time you for you and I to realize that.
For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. – Psalm 72:12
It is okay to be beautifully broken.