Brokenness doesn’t sound like a sweet subject to talk about, but it is very powerful. It is one of the greatest lessons you could ever learn if you want to be used by God.
To be "crushed" literally means to be shattered; to crumble and break into pieces. This brings to mind the words of Alan Redpath:
“When God wants to do an impossible task, he takes an impossible man, and crushes him.”
That's just like God, isn't it? But why? "That no flesh should glory in His presence.” – 1Cor 1:29.