Brokenness over sin is a good thing because it opens the door to repentance (Rom. 2:15). However, brokenness that stem from life’s many disappointments unexpectedly unlocks the doors to discouragement and depression. Often this kind of brokenness leaves a person feeling crushed, worthless, and bitter. The good news is when we allow God to do the mending, He will take those broken pieces and create new blessings! Make no mistake, God is with those who suffer, those beaten down by life and rejected by the world (Psalm 34:18). Fact is, Whether you consider yourself a Christian or not, the beatitudes preached by Jesus in Matt 5:3-12 will encourage your spirit! Yes, Jesus viewed all things in the light of eternity, and so should we: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrews 12:2-3). At the end of the day, no matter the severity of the fracture, we will always find purpose and promise in our brokenness when we allow God to do the mending!