Therefore thus says the Lord: “If you return, I will restore you, and you shall stand before me. If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall be as my mouth. They shall turn to you, but you shall not turn to them. And I will make you to this people a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail over you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you, declares the Lord. I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless.” – Jeremiah 15:19-21
What is brokenness?
Broken is little pieces of glass. It is a broken plate you put in the trash and then you go buy a new one. Items that get broken can either be fixed or replaced. But broken bones, or the broken body, can heal itself. Broken means never again the same. No matter what breaks, it will never be the same.
How does God break us?
God breaks us by allowing trials in our life.
Recently my 4 year old broke her arm by simply taking a walk. We were walking and she tripped and fell. This isn’t the first time she fell while walking. But for some reason this time she just fell on her arm wrong. I couldn’t do anything to protect her, it just happened. Then was when I realized that God is the One who is in control. Through my daughter’s broken arm I was broken.