Brokenness Precedes Usefulness

Brokenness precedes usefulness.  It just does.  Who reaches out to parents who have lost children to drunken driving accidents?  Other parents who have lost children to drunken-driving accidents.  When we go through something painful and when God breaks us, it makes us both more useful to others and more willing to be used.

– Tchividjian, Tullian; Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free; David C Cook Publishers, Copyright 2013, Kindle Edition, page 159