If something is broken, we throw it away. If we don’t need something any longer or it’s damaged, we throw it away.
What about people? In past generations and even today (to some extent), people were ( and can be today) stigmatized. The broken were despised, the disabled, the diseased, the mentally ill and insane, vagabonds, the undesirable whom did not meet certain standards, or live up-to what the age of society revered.
However, the world is full of broken people with crushed hearts, crushed spirits, grief, loss, sorrow, and failures. Sometimes brokenness can cause us to come closer to God, to seek him out.
Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (NIV) God can take broken people and make them into someone who is better, that he can use for his glory. God promises to “be close to the brokenhearted,” to be a source of power, courage, and wisdom, helping us through our problems.
(This writing inspired by : matthew West- Broken Things)
Many Blessings to you Friends… ~Paula~