Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Used for Good

In a meeting last week, one of our church leaders led a devotion and prayer connected with the story of Joseph and his brothers from Genesis 50:15-21. Joseph's brothers did him wrong. Later Joseph was accused of a crime he did not commit. But God used it all for good.

Can we trust that our Lord will use all the circumstances of our lives to do his work? As we will read in Romans 14, verses 7-8, every thing in the life of a Christ follower is wrapped up in God's plan. No matter what, we belong to the Lord. For the moment, our lives are caught up in the battles of this world. But because Jesus died and rose again for us, God has the final victory in his hands!

Sometimes, in the battle, whether it's disease, injury, slander, violence or failure coming against us, all we can do is cling to the promise that God is good. And that is a wonderful thing.

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