Genesis 50:20 “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”
In this life, sometimes we go through situations that do not make sense… People do bad to you even though you have been doing good, and then you ask, “where is God in all these?” Joseph went through many horrible situations. His brothers hated him and were jealous of the attention their father gave him. So they beat him, put him in a pit and eventually sold him to be a slave to foreigners. He was brought to Egypt, bought by an Egyptian military officer and then falsely accused, ended up in prison. It was 2 years later when someone remembered him when the Pharaoh needed a dream interpreter. It was after going through all of that that he became the second most powerful man in the world! (Egypt was the ruling nation at the time.) it was at this time that his brothers found him again when famine drove them to look for food. They were terrified when they discovered it was Joseph they were standing before, thinking he would be angry and retaliate for what they did to him. But God had done such a deep work in his soul, he had gone through the Refiner’s fire that prepared him for his destiny of becoming prime minister of Egypt. Who knows all the questions that ran through his mind, the feelings of rejection and desperation and agony he felt? At some point he saw God’s hand in it all, and he was able to forgive and be free.
Maybe you are going through a trial that you don’t understand. But if you are God’s child, know that you are being worked on. All the sorrows and hardships you’ve faced are all for a divine purpose. It’s not that God brought the pain, but in His hand He brought the healing. And He is right there with you preparing you for something good.
“Help me Abba, to see your hand in all my going through. Help me to keep my eyes on you. Thank You that there is a purpose in all these. Reveal Your plan for my life. In Jesus’ Name, amen!”