Joseph said to them,
“Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring about as it is this day, to save many people alive.”
Oh, so you’re saying the one who put me here is not “the one” I have been blaming.
Hmmn. I have to think about that a minute.
You’re also remembering that God is:
Omnipotent—has all power.
Wow, so captivity is part of God’s plan for good in my life?
(Hmmn, still thinking.)
So you’re saying, that no matter how people mean to do me harm, God will still use all of it for good. Good for me, and good for others.
Okay, so there are some keys to bringing dead things back to life:
⦁ I could stop blaming my captors and try forgiving them?
⦁ I could choose to see God as “all-powerful” not my circumstances?
⦁ I could acknowledge my pain, but surrender it to God’s plan, rather than bury it under all my bitterness.
(That could work!)
I feel better already.
These “keys” can unlock my peace, joy, and hope, if I’ll just use them?
What’s that you say?
Each day and every day?
(Is this what they call tough love?)
The DREAM~MAKER’S Promise:
Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” Genesis 50:19-20 NKJV
A Caterpillar’s Prayer:
Father, often my focus is on what the “others” in my life are doing/not doing; done/haven’t done. It’s so much easier to focus on someone else, instead of putting my focus where it needs to be – on You. Help me look past the injustices in my life. (Even the ones that were meant to destroy me.) Help me to focus instead on You, my Omnipotent Father, who can take every injustice (no matter how dark) and transform it into something that fits into Your Sovereign plan.
Remind me again… NOTHING is too hard for you!