Romans 8:28 .... all things work together for good to them that love God ......
To tell someone God fixes broken lives is all Well and good , but what if it's your life that's broken ? It's a very serious issue that needs not only answer's , but practical answers you can sink your teeth into.
If you are a believer in Christianity , it can make it easier , but not necessarily better. First and foremost , you must , I repeat "must" believe that God is in total control of all happening's on this planet , and that he has a plan for your life. If one cannot get beyond that , all the rest of their life will be lived out in hit and miss , resulting in confusion , no matter how much teaching or counseling they receive.
Realistically speaking , the catalyst of life , revolves around breaking and mending. No difference how low one has sunk in this life , God has a way of incorporating the broken pieces of a life
into his wonderful plan . The negative part of brokenness is that it blinds you for a season. Any answer given during that season cannot be utilized until the grieving is over. As one develops their trust in the fact , that God truly is in control and does have a plan for their life , they will start seeing him at work.
See God in everything and you can make it through anything !
God bless you on your journey !
You Stated:First and foremost , you must , I repeat "must" believe that God is in total control of all happening's on this planet
I totally disagree with this line of thinking, this line of thought is what causes the confusion. If God is in complete control of everything, then that is placing the blame for everything evil that happens onto Him. If there is a murder, that isn't God. Therefore we then have a teenage kid, who's dad, got sick and died who hates and blames God, for his father's death. Wrong, Wrong and so very Wrong! This comes from a very wrong interpretation of the word Sovereign, God is sovereign as He is the Creator, and there is none more powerful. But He does not control all things that happen on this planet.......He gave authority on this planet to mankind. I won't go into the whole thing here, but go out and step into traffic and see what happens........(don't do that) the result isn't God's will, the result is from poor decision making.
God does have a plan and a purpose for everyone's life, but it is up to us to "walk according to His Purpose". If I get drunk and kill someone that wasn't God's plan for me and I (in that case) I'm not walking according to His purpose.