Today’s Reading: Genesis 50:20
The story of Joseph in Egypt is one of the most beautiful in the Bible. Joseph became an administrator in Egypt, saving the lives of thousands of people, including his brothers, who had abused and sold him into slavery.
After the death of Jacob, the patriarch of the family, Joseph’s brothers thought, “Perhaps Joseph will hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did.” Very afraid, they invented a story and pledged to live as servants of Joseph.
Joseph’s response was this: “Fear not; am I in place of God? You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of the life of a lot of people. ”
When we look at life from the standpoint of God, disappointments become not only more bearable, but also lead us to do right.
We are all disappointed and frustrated, to put our faith in God. He sees everything, from beginning to end. We need to always remember that God is able, by his power and infinite love, to transform the worst experiences in a meaningful and useful thing for our life.
If you believe in that God, his hope will be maintained, even if you don’t understand what is happening.