Often I think about where I would be, or who I would be if there was absolutely no brokenness in my life. To be quite honest my life would probably be in a place where it would be more filled with sin, more lust, more indulgences, and more selfishness. Even more than there are right now!
This honeslty has made me more grateful for my sufferings and my brokenness. I was reading a chapter in Psalms, The Sunrise of Hope by Bob Saffrin about how when a sheep keeps wandering the sheperd typically breaks it leg in order to keep it from wandering. The shepherd does this in order to protect the sheep from wandering and hurting itself.
That is how I see my brokenness, it is in my life so I don't wander too far, and I know I would be so far from where I am right now if I wasn't broken. I would be so far from God.
The thing about brokenness is that even though it's there, with Jesus, I can still live a life of freedom from it. But as soon as I start to wander, my brokenness shines through and I often find myself searching for my shepherd, and as soon as I call to Him, He hears me and brings me back home…
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