When our heavenly Father looks upon the broken mess of our lives, he doesn’t snicker or sigh.
He ministers to us a sweeter comfort than any temporary and worldly comfort we’d sought before.
We are told by the prophet, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” [Ps. 51:17].
God doesn’t despise us in our brokenness; he comforts us in it.
The greater the brokenness, the greater the impulse to trust him.
The greater the trust in him, the greater the joy of his salvation.
So, then, the further to the end of ourselves we go, the more of Christ we will enjoy.