The story of Joseph (Genesis 37) is a great example of God's using bad circumstances for an ultimately greater good. Joseph, a good, righteous boy was betrayed by his brothers because he happened to be the "apple of his father's eye." After being sold into slavery, Joseph later was used by God to rescue his entire family from starvation and death in the wake of a terrible famine. Joseph recognized that his earlier suffering and injustice was God's plan to save his family.
1. Have you ever seen God turn harm into blessing?
2. Do you even think that is possible?
Challenge: Joseph's faith is one we can learn from. Oh, that we could develop the kind of faith that recognizes that God will use our suffering for His glory. Pray for that kind of faith and heart.
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