1. violently separated into parts
2. damaged or altered by, as if by breaking, such as:
a. having undergone or been subject to a fracture
b. not working properly
(Psalm 34:18 ESV)
I don't stand alone.
Sometimes, as with our children, we have no choice in our perceived "brokenness". The reality is, we and they, are only "broken" by the world's standards. They work beautifully in their brokenness for the purpose to which they were created. We just don't always see it.
Worldly brokenness is that thing that pulls us, that keeps us tethered closely to God. We need it. It is what he wants from us, it's why He sent his Son, and it's what He created us for.
We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works...(Ephesians 2:10 NIV)
My prayer for us: