broken vessel

(idiomatic, biblical) A person who is destroyed or forgotten, or who feels flawed or broken.

Example: 1611. Old Testament, King James Version, Psalms 31:12:
  I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind; I am like a broken vessel.
2000. Jill Alexander Essbaum, Kenosis (poem). Published in Heaven, University Press of New England, p. 48:[1]
  I am a broken vessel, Lord
rubble where a soul should be.
2005. Kara Williamson, quote in Undisguised, the new project by singer/songwriter Kara Williamson, Your Guide to Christian Music, Gospel, Feb 4 2005.[2]
  I’m a broken vessel—thankfully, God uses broken vessels.