Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. Acts 9:8 ESV
God builds us up through breaking us down. Look at the Apostle Paul. Before he wrote 13 books in the New Testament he was strongly against God. God had a plan to use Paul from the beginning of time. However He had to prepare Paul for the calling on his life. God has a calling for you too.
When you think life is breaking you down The Lord is simply making you stronger. God gets your attention through brokenness. Just think about it; when does Jesus have your undivided attention? When you have nowhere else to turn. What seems to be holding you down now will hold you up later. Be strong in the Lord!