Often we hear statements such as “we are held together by our mutual brokenness.” Does this imply that we are destroyed like the egg which cannot be mended, even with much help?
Perhaps we are using the term unadvisedly or in not appropriately. We might be referring to the scripture found in Psalm 51:17. “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart – these O God, you will not despise.”
The above would imply broken-open or released rather than destroyed or rendered useless. The only things over which we have control are the hardness of our heart and the stiffness of our neck.
These areas may have become hard and inflexible in order to try to protect ourselves from pain or the problems related to making a change.
Broken Open – the hardness removed
Apart – from destructive behavior
Away – from harmful and self-protective thinking
Out - of darkness into light or out of some prison
The purpose of such brokenness is to bring us to be
Released From bondage an
Rejuvenated From death to life
To true Sonship
To ones natural and faith family
Restored To Function
To Share Life and the path to freedom and Redemption
Galatians 6:1 If anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are living and walking in the Spirit should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch lest you also may be tempted.