"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the LORD delivers him out of them all." Psalm 34: 18-19
In Heart Held High, by Martha Snell Nicholson, we read these words:
We are now His broken things. But remember how He has used broken things; the broken pitchers of Gideon's little arm, the broken roof through which the paralyzed man was lowered to be healed, the broken alabaster box which shed its fragrance abroad and the broken body of our Savior"
Another quote, this from Paula D'Archy: "I know this, you can't die from crying . . . or I'd be dead."
And finally, Augustine: "Everywhere a greater joy is preceded by a greater suffering."