God Meant It Unto Good…

Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
I think most if not all of us know the story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers. It led to quite a series of circumstances in Joseph's life. It could be said that he went from the penthouse to the jailhouse and back again. At the time of our verse, he is the second most powerful leader in Egypt. He at his own whim could bless or destroy his brothers. The statement in our verse for today expresses the heart of Joseph and what he had learned from his life's journey.
Joseph had been stripped of the beautiful coat his father had made for him. Then he had been sold as a slave. The subsequent years had seen him rise to power and fall because of a woman who unjustly accused him. Because of her lie, he ended up in prison.  But God was guiding each step in his path. He was brought from prison to the Pharaoh and with God's blessing rose to be second in power only to Pharoah himself.Then God had Joseph right where He wanted him.
In our limited abilities, we cannot see the total plan of God. As a result we often question what we see going on in our lives. Our circumstances look so bad at times that we are tempted to just give up!  However, like He was doing in the life of Joseph, God may just be getting us into position so He can use us. Only you know what God is doing in your life and it may seem that there is nothing but confusion at the moment. I am sure that Joseph much of the time did not understand his life.
Psalms 32: 8 The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life."  Joseph's life even in its darkest times was guided by God. .So are yours and mine. Whatever you may be facing, God has not forgotten you. If you are faithful to Him,  He will direct your steps and protect you in the middle of even the most difficult of times. Trust Him! God sees not only the beginning but the end of the plan!
Keep Looking Up,

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