I wrote this April of last year, I didn’t finish it and its been sitting in my drafts folder.  I guess this is the time to share it.

We are all broken.  Everyone of us.  The people you see at work, the people you drive by, family members, people at church, people at the store, all of us. Physical ailments, disabilities, loses, disconnection from God, inaction, family troubles are all reasons we are broken. The list goes on and on. There is so much pain in this world. Its staggering, unfathomable and heart breaking.  The Good News is Jesus was born and died to save us from sin and death. And He wants a personal relationship with each one of us, not just the ones “doing it right”.  He receives us as we are, broken.

Some people don’t even know they are broken, some won’t admit it, others are paralyzed by fear.  Some of us act out because of it; arrogance, ego, false pride, etc. Some people accept their situation for what it is and get up every morning and smile. I think a lot of us know we are in pain and we hide it and tell everyone we’re “fine”.  We think “I’ll handle this, I don’t want people to think I’m weak”.

Jesus can use our brokeness to help others. It’s hard for us to see our own way out of our problems, concerns or situations. Usually we need a guide or just a small ray of hope. We can do this for others.  When you see someone who appears to have it all together its hard to imagine that they have or have had struggles. Sharing our pain and imperfections with others builds a connection and that can know they are not alone.

You never know where help may come from, keep your ears open to hear your message.  My wife and I listen to Christian music most of the time. (If you haven’t listened to it lately give it a try, the artists are so talented and it sets your spirit right.)  We are humbled, encouraged and inspired by this music daily.

Don’t believe the lies the enemy tells you.  You are holy, righteous and redeemed.

You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You’ve been remade.