The Divine Recycler

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

I have heard that plastic shopping bags can be crocheted or knitted into beautiful handbags. I use the same shopping bags to line my small trash cans, to cover my head when I forget my umbrella, and in a pinch, to serve as a plastic cap when doing a hot oil treatment. What other ways do you use those bags?

Recycling makes use of something in multiple ways so as to minimize waste and to extract as much value as possible. God does the same with your trials. He never wastes trouble but instead uses it to purify you so that Jesus is more visible and so that God extracts more glory from your life. The Father recycles irritations, inconveniences, and uncertainties and makes them His means of transformation to the very thing you may have been asking Him to bring about in you.

Don’t fight it, My Friend. Since you and I cannot escape this difficult season, let us yield to what the Master is doing and say with Job, “…when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10) Only the Divine Recycler can take the tiny shopping bags of this current situation and turn them into gold. Let Him!

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

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