Prayerfully Speaking

Hope from the Truths of God's Word

Recycled Pain

These words from James chapter 1 are soaking into the fibers of my life: “When trouble comes your way, consider it an opportunity for GREAT JOY!” (emphasis mine). It takes surviving quite a few trials to realize that God is faithful and that he will recycle the heartache and use it for your good. He is faithful.

Have you heard this song by Sara Groves –  He’s Always Been Faithful to Me. I’ve included the lyrics and YouTube video so you can listen while you read the words. I hope the words will soak into the fibers of your life as well. He will always be faithful to you!

Morning by morning I wake up to find
the power and comfort of God’s hand in mine.
Season by season I watch him amazed,
in awe of the mystery of his perfect ways.

All I have need of his hand will provide.
He’s always been faithful to me.

I can’t remember a trial or a pain
he did not recycle to bring me gain.

I can’t remember one single regret
in serving God only and trusting his hand.

All I have need of his hand will provide.
He’s always been faithful to me.

This is my anthem, this is my song,
the theme of the stories I’ve heard for so long.

God has been faithful, he will be again.
His loving compassion, it knows no end.

All I have need of his hand will provide.
He’s always been faithful to me.

The faithful love of the LORD never ends! Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22-23

How has He recycled your pain? Please share below. Your story of His faithfulness will encourage and inspire all of us.

About Jennifer O. White

I’m a simple wife who has discovered God’s amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you’ve ever imaged.