I recently read an interview about Joy Williams of the band The Civil Wars. I've been a fan of their music since this past summer when I listened to a few of their songs in our apartment in Vienna. At the time, I had no idea that Joy Williams was Joy Williams, former CCM singer. So when I saw this interview, I was immediately interested. Williams said something very profound about her journey as a Christian and something that I resonated with right away, "I know now that so much of life is really broken, and there is beauty and strength in that acknowledgement."
I think that brokenness is the most beautiful part of a person's walk in life. It shows that we are vulnerable and small and not as strong as we would like to think we are. When we recognize that, we realize that we aren't as in control as we thought and that it's time for us to let go.