Lately, God has made me very conscious of the brokenness in today’s world. Today’s society is becoming so used to seeing War, hideous sex acts, political disputes and terrorism (to name a few), that we wake up every morning with a subconscious expectancy of something ‘bad’ happening, somewhere local and farther abroad. Just this morning I awoke to an Australian News site basically advertising the rape, at knife point, of an 8 year old boy by a fellow peer of his that is only 10 years old (I am at a loss for words – like what? how? why?). Last night, I watched on ‘A Current Affair’ a story about an uncle killing a young girls entire family in cold blood. She lost two young brothers and both her parents in a matter of minutes. These 2 stories, are just 2 examples in Australia alone. I mean don’t even get me started on the sex-slave trade of innocent young girls across the globe, or the multitude of corrupt governments, or the civil wars waging through Africa and the Middle East because of terrorism, or the religious and spiritual warfare between Christians and Islam. We live in a world where children cannot grow up living under a rock, sheltered by protective parents (which used to be the norm), because the threat of that rock being blown up by a suicide bomber is way too real (purely an example)! Just writing this breaks my heart and brings me to tears!
Each and every human being that walks this earth, inevitably will face hurt, unimaginable lose, mental battles in the form of depression, anxiety or suicide, bullying etc! It is so sad that it truly is inevitable! It is bound to happen at some point!
There are people on this earth, where their life is so full of brokenness, that they fill their life with addictions (sex, drugs, pornography, alcohol), poisonous relationships, greed or pride etc. Inevitably, these things never bring long-term satisfaction. Two people start dating, one cheats on the other, the other walks out and goes and cheats on their next partner. The process repeats! The drug addict starts taking drugs and becomes addicted to the point where their body starts withering away to nothing, and some bodily functions become uncontrollable, they get rehabilitation. The process repeats with another addiction! The wealthy businessman that’s worked his entire life to get to the top of the corporate ladder only to find he has no family, no love in his life, just emptiness because he was too greedy to realise that he has lost everything that truly matters in life, quits his job and tries to start a family again. The process repeats! The teenager that’s been bullied their entire life because they have no friends and can’t make any, due to rumours about their parents, turns to self-harm which leads to suicide. Another beautiful life lost!!!
I’ll give you guys a second to take that in, because this is the world we live in. Brokenness is normality and happiness has become disorderly!
I truly believe that everyone’s life can be represented by a Broken China Mug. Sex, drugs, pornography, alcohol, controlling relationships, abuse, rape, greed, pride, power, can all be forms of ‘Glue’ that people try to use to hold their Mug together. And when their mug is sitting on the coffee table and they realise that drugs isn’t the way to get satisfaction in their life, they may change their glue type, to something just as damaging. And yet again the process will do a massive 360 and they will end up back where they started, unsatisfied, disillusioned and confused. Still wondering what type of glue they truly need to stick their life together for good!
I’ll give you the answer for free, because i’m generous! The answer is Jesus Christ!
He died and rose again so that you don’t have to hold your life together with painful things of this world. I know from personal experience that choosing Jesus over any worldly stimulant was the best decision I have ever made. For nearly a year now my mug has stayed together because I chose Jesus as my glue! Sure there have still been battles and challenges and healing that I have had to do, but because I know and 100% believe that Jesus is real and because I have accepted him into my life, I know that at the end of the day, I can always turn to him for strength to keep my Mug together!
Matthew 11:28-30 says, and this is Jesus himself speaking and it’s in red writing so its important;
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke [servitude] upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
If you are sick and tired of trying to stick your life together with things that never work and never find you true deep satisfaction, than turn to Jesus. I have lived some of the most joy filled months since choosing Jesus. I would never go back!
So if you just need someone to talk to about anything, or you just need an ear to listen. I am here! I remember when I was lost and unsure and all I needed was someone that would sit, listen and understand. One thing that I have learnt is that there is nothing wrong with venting to somebody and there is nothing wrong with showing emotion (Fella’s that’s directed at you).
Look you don’t need to be a Broken China Mug anymore. Jesus wants to be your glue. He wants to pick you up, mend your brokenness, and for the rest of eternity hold you up in the palm of his right hand! A Broken China Mug held together by the grace of Jesus Christ, will forever be the strongest glue you will ever use to hold your mug together.
Jesus loves you guys!!
I love you guys!!
Until next time,
Josiah Trigg 🙂