I think we have all experienced brokenness at some point or another. Its one of those things you never want to go through, but its necessary for change and growth. Some of the sweetest times in my life have been amidst brokenness, why do we think that is...because we are so vulnerable, because we are desperate for truth, peace and comfort, because we seek Jesus like never before, because we totally have to rely on Him to get us through each day, because we are forced to admit our need? Probably a combination of all these things...
strength while being broken...sounds paradoxical, but wasn't Jesus paradoxical?
"Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it." Matthew 10:39
"For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
"For the Son of Man didn't come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."