God doesn't make trash. Bottom line. End of story. We may feel used up at times, beaten down, dirty, shameful, crazy even, but we are not trash. He doesn't make trash.
I found this little piece of glass by a dumpster today. Why am I hanging around dumpsters you ask? Well, I wanted to find some things that people had thrown away and take pictures as examples of beautiful objects posing themselves as trash.
But then when I got near the trash cans, I realized that there was no need to pull something special out of the trash, because it could all be special. Even something as simple as the rough edged, broken piece of glass.
In fact, this little piece of glass mirror was more of a reflection of my life than anything else I could have found. Plus it was laying on the ground, and the shiny caught my eye, I like shiny things, LOL!
I wonder how often God walks by our lives and sees something shiny. We may be broken. The world may have thrown us out with the trash. But God sees a treasure.
He picks us up, dusts us off, writes his word on our hearts, and with time, makes the rough places smooth.
You are not trash my darling, no matter what you have been through, no matter what anyone tells you, or what you tell yourself. You are not trash. Do not give up on yourself. You are treasured by God Almighty, and who else do we need to be treasured by other than the creator of the universe. He is your shelter. He is your Father. Your help, ever present, in your darkest hour, He is there.
Sometimes we may feel His presence thick, like a soft warm blanket that envolops the heart of our soul. But...sometimes it feels as if He has abandoned...I felt this way myself some this week.
What do we do when we feel abandoned by the very one who is supposed to never leave us alone? I am really seeking some wisdom from God's word on this, and hope to share later this week, pending the moving of the spirit that is.
Love you girls!
Isaiah 42:16 "I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them."