Being broken by sin is typically when we become disobedient to God’s way and insist on ours, we get ourselves into situations that are ‘breakers’. God desires that we are obedient to His will so that our lives become secure in Him.
Broken by life’s challenges – sometimes we become victims of our circumstances- rape, physical abuse, poverty, theft, betrayal, death of a loved one, etc. and these shape our outlook on life, depending on the extent of the damage, the situations can leave us so broken and battered, needing the healing touch and re-modeling of our heavenly Father.
The first is avoidable, the second not so avoidable, the most important thing to hold on to is that the Potter puts us back together again. Praise God from whom all good things come!!