- Forcibly separated into two or more pieces; fractured: a broken arm; broken glass.
- Sundered by divorce, separation, or desertion of a parent or parents: children from broken homes; a broken marriage.
- Having been violated: a broken promise.
- Incomplete: a broken set of books.
- Being in a state of disarray; disordered: troops fleeing in broken ranks.
- Intermittently stopping and starting; discontinuous: a broken cable transmission.
- Varying abruptly, as in pitch: broken sobs.
- Spoken with gaps and errors: broken English.
- Topographically rough; uneven: broken terrain.
- Subdued totally; humbled: a broken spirit.
- Weakened and infirm: broken health.
- Crushed by grief: died of a broken heart.
- Financially ruined; bankrupt.
- Not functioning; out of order: a broken washing machine.
There are many different ways a person can be broken. You can most likely think right now what things in your life are broken or have led to you being broken.
For many people, it can seem much easier to stuff the pain of brokenness and hide it away. Confronting it is scary and awkward and frustrating. And yet, as we stuff it all deep down into our hearts it continues to affect us even at surface level.
Unmended brokenness keeps raw wounds open and oozing.
We must be courageous to confront our brokenness and allow God to heal us completely.
In this devotional we take a look at why brokenness is necessary and how one man’s brokenness led to the reconciliation and restoration for all!