Even Now

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“Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.” Mark 15:43

I have empathy for people who struggle with fear. It haunted my existence for years and even now, it tries to rethrone itself. Joseph of Arimathea struggled with fear too, and yet he is an important part of the resurrection story. As a secret follower of Jesus, Joseph summoned the courage to ask the authorities for the body of Christ. Having secured a burial plan for himself, he let the Savior borrow the tomb; consequently, the miracle of the resurrection had an address.

You do not have to have it all together for God to use you, my friend. We are all works in progress. God’s entire pool of human resources is flawed, but if you have a surrendered heart, you are a candidate for fruitfulness. Rejoice that while you are working to become a butterfly, even now, God has great use for you as a pupa.

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.

4 thoughts on “Even Now

  1. Amen. Thank you for blessing us and allowing God to use you to encourage us through His Word and to bring Him glory.

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