There is a difference between being broken down and broken open. To be broken down is to allow ourselves to be defeated. To be broken open gives us opportunity towards victory. God will use us in that open brokenness. In fact, I believe God desires it. A heart that is broken open is ready to be filled with God’s grace. Physically, my flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart (spirit) and my portion for ever (Psalm 73:26).
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! Luke 13:31-35 How much have we missed out because we refused to let God love us by insisting we go our own way? God help us to discern your Love; that we may experience it every day and in every way.
Lord in your mercy; here our prayer.