Have you seen those glow sticks you can purchase at most stores? They are available in a variety of colors & sizes. However to shine their colors & glow, they have to be broken, shaken up to be best utilized for the purpose they were created. If you have been on this planet long enough, I am sure you may have not only seen brokenness, but have personally experienced it. Not just the physical from an accident & injury, but emotional & mental brokenness. Some pain & brokenness that we do not understand that may cut us to the core, & challenge our faith. It is not easy to see in the midst of the break & pain. I get it. I understand. However, it is in those times we must seek to remember Jeremiah 29:11, and that brokenness may be to break us, shake us up to be best utilized for the purpose God wants & has created us for so we may shine.