A friend of mine in Mississippi takes broken pottery and turns the pieces into beautiful picture frames. Most folks would just throw those pieces away. But to Stacey, the broken pieces are beautiful. In fact, she can’t use them until they are broken.
The same is true with us. We can’t be used for God’s purposes until we are broken. This can be hard to believe because in our brokenness some of us think we are ruined. Worthless fragments of humanity.
Yet, what if the breaking process is part of God’s plan to bless you? And through you to bless others? Because of the brokenness, not merely in spite of it.
I want you to know that when God breaks or allows us to be broken, or just finds us in a broken condition, he intends brokenness to be an unexpected pathway to blessing. When God breaks, he breaks to bless. He repurposes our brokenness into something not only useful, but also beautiful.
This is what David experiences in Ps. 51:13-19, as he discovers that his spiritual brokenness has led to three significant blessings.