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‘Grace Waves Devotional’

 

Joseph Reconciled To His Brothers

Rom 8:28 ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD!

When we read the story of Joseph, we see that Joseph became trapped in a series of circumstances that had little to do with him.

His father Jacob was the villain of the piece! He had 12 sons but lavished all his love on Joseph his eleventh son. This favouritism caused his brothers to hate and despise Joseph.

Showing favouritism to one child over another causes much pain and rejection in families. Children sense straight away when they are being sidelined in favour of their sibling.

From the ages of 17 to 30 a series of unhappy events took place in Joseph’s life which in the natural did not bode well for his future.

 1)    Joseph thrown into a pit by his brothers. (Gen 37:23,24)

2)    Joseph sold as a slave in Egypt. (Gen 39:1)

3)    Joseph falsely accused of raping Potiphar’s wife. (Gen 39:11-19)

4)    Joseph incarcerated  in Pharaoh’s deepest dungeon. (Gen 39:20)

Most people would have slumped into a deep depression and hopelessness from such events in their lives, but not Joseph!

Throughout the 13 yrs of these events, Joseph knew that God was with him. This is revealed when as Prime Minister of Egypt he comes face to face with his brothers. They realise Joseph is now in a position to wreak vengeance upon them for their wicked behaviour; but Joseph replied:

Gen 50:20  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. (NKJV)

Throughout his ordeal, Joseph knew that God was always with him and trusted the outcome of his life to Him.

Thus, when it seemed he had reached his lowest point, God turned events around and in one fell swoop, Joseph was promoted from the dungeon to the throne.

God had used the stumbling stones of Joseph’s life and turned them into the stepping stones that propelled him to his destiny.

What events are taking place in your life today: Do you feel trapped, are relationships falling apart, have you made drastic mistakes, does it seem that all is lost!

God’s word for you today is to yield up your circumstances to Him, look to Him and put your trust in Him!

If we will allow Him, He will take the most disastrous of circumstances and work them together to not only bring good out of them, but propel us into the destiny He has already planned for us before the foundation of the world!

This is what brings honour and glory to His name!

Only a God of miracles can achieve such results.

Rom 8:28  We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. (AMP)

Meditation Point: God is working for you not against you!

MEDITATE (THINK) ON THESE THINGS (Phil 4:6)

 

 

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