Journey of Recovery: Recycling Pain

This is the conclusion to our series on the Journey of Recovery. The eighth, and last, principle is: Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words.

We all know that pain exists in the world and in our lives, thats a given. What is a little bit harder to explain is why do we have pain. Pain exists because sin exists. We hurt others and others hurt us. There are choices we make that cause some lasting pain in our lives.

Pain can be a signal from God that we need to evaluate our lives. It can act as a warning signal, not unlike a check engine light in the car.

Pain can also be used to talk with others who might be struggling with their own pain. The Apostle Peter tells us to be ready to give a defense or reason for the hope we have inside. This is an opportunity to comfort others with the same comfort given us.

So whats your story and how can it be used to tell of God’s great work?