Altogether for Good
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28
Things were not working out well for Joseph. It wasn’t easy going for him. The situation was getting from bad to worse. It all began when his brothers misunderstood him and sold him as a slave to the Ishmaelites. And then a string of bad incidences followed. He was falsely accused of misbehaving with Potiphar’s wife. This landed him in prison for no crime at all. Then he was forgotten to be mentioned to the Pharaoh by the baker and butler whom he had helped. So he lingered in prison for two full years. But at the end of two full years, the breakthrough finally came. He stood before Pharaoh and interpreted the dream. So he was promoted as governor over Egypt and put in charge of the new project. He had the responsibility of preserving water and food grain as a preparation against the soon approaching famine.
Now the tables had turned. Things were in favor of Joseph…but not so for his brothers. They were trying to make it through the famine. The search for food had brought them now to Egypt and there they stood right in the presence of Joseph. They were shocked to find out that the one who sat on a throne next to Pharaoh was none other than their own brother – Joseph. They were afraid that he would take revenge for all their wrongdoing. So they asked for forgiveness. And this is what Joseph replied, ‘You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.’
God had worked out all things for good. God can do this for you too.
“Dear Jesus, I believe that You work out all things for good. I trust You to do so in my life too. Amen.”
Hold on and keep trusting.