Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in. – Jos. 6:1 nkjv. God uses brokenness in our lives to bring wholeness. It’s not something we decide to do ourselves. It comes to us unexpectedly: one prayer, one word, one event, one touch! As God restores our souls, He mends the cracks and fissures, transforming us into glorious vessels. By His grace, He breaks down the walls we might have built up for self-protection in wounded areas. God’s presence, even the walls we were unaware, crumble. We may not realize something needs to be broken until it is; when it is, we experience a new freedom we never imagined possible. Walls not only keep others from reaching in, but they also keep us from reaching out. To avoid the pain, we unknowingly create a void that keeps out God’s best for us. The Holy Spirit breaks down these internal barriers, affirming the truth that where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. When this happens, we weep, not from sadness, but from the awesomeness of the healing God brings into our lives. He picks up all the broken pieces and restores peace. He replaces our brokenness with wholeness, from glory to glory!