Unexpected Difficulties an Opportunity to Grow

In this episode:

In this episode of "Life Repurposed," Michelle discusses the concept of starting over after facing unexpected difficulties. Drawing from her own experiences and biblical wisdom, Michelle shares practical steps for finding hope and purpose in the midst of life's challenges. She explores the importance of surrendering burdens to God, seeking support from Christian communities, and embracing new opportunities.

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Show Notes

In the latest episode of the uplifting and insightful podcast, "Life Repurposed," we dive deep into the concept of starting over after facing unexpected difficulties.

Michelle discusses the importance of acknowledging and accepting unexpected difficulties in life. She empathetically encourages listeners to surrender their burdens to God, leaning on His strength for guidance during times of uncertainty and doubt.

The episode offers practical steps for starting over, such as giving oneself grace, and seeking support from a Christian community. Listeners are encouraged to reflect, reassess priorities, and remain open to new opportunities. Michelle highlights the importance of joy, laughter, and filling one's mind with positivity and God's promises as crucial elements in the process of starting over.

Quotes to Remember:

1. "Unexpected challenges present an opportunity for growth and resilience."
2. "Find hope in Jesus Christ and draw strength from biblical stories of triumph over unexpected difficulties."
3. "Acknowledging and accepting unexpected difficulties in life is the first step to starting over and finding hope."

Book Recommendations and Bonuses:

In addition to the insights shared, Michelle recommends two books that beautifully supplement the episode's theme."

Now What?: How to Move Forward When We're Divided (About Basically Everything)

by Sara Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers provides practical strategies for engaging with others, understanding different perspectives, and moving beyond divisions, emphasizing the power of our actions in personal and community contexts.

Michelle also mentions the fiction book, The One You're With by Lauren K Denton, which delves into the story of a couple starting over and explores the impact of past choices on their relationship and family.

The episode concludes with Michelle sharing valuable resources, including a printable devotional about starting over when God calls you to do something scary. These bonuses are available through Michelle's email list and Life Repurposed Plus subscribers on Patreon. (see below)

Product spotlight: Check out Michelle's new Bible study, Renewed, and download a free sample chapter at Remade Series.


A free printable devotion related to this episode went out to Michelle's mailing list. If you missed it, past resources are available forever to Patreon monthly subscribers to Life Repurposed Plus at patreon.com/LifeRepurposed. You can get a 7-day trial membership to see what resources are in the growing library there.





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