Joseph told his brothers, "You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good." (Gen. 50:20 NLT)
Joseph, 20 years after having been sold into slavery by his brothers, and having risen to prominence in Egypt, was able in hindsight to see that this was true.
God has a plan, and while it includes us, it is far bigger than any one of us...it is even bigger than all of us.
For those who are willing to trust him, God will turn evil things into good things. (Read Genesis 50:20 again, then Romans 8:28.)
Joseph's brothers did everything they could to stop his dreams from becoming reality. But God's plan cannot be defeated (Job 42:2).
We can trust in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of Joseph, to be at work in our lives as we look to him, trusting him in times and situations that don't make sense to us.
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