Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Their intentions verses Gods plan

One of the biggest frustrations for fellow believers expressed to me over the years is that they sometimes have been truly hurt by the words and actions of others of faith.
We rightly have high expectations of each other.
And those expectations are very easily bruised along lifes journey.

To be honest it happens to us all at some point.
Has happened to us personally again very recently.

But can I attempt to encourage you with a few simple words today?

Joseph was hurt by the words and deeds of his very own family.
They hated him for being a "dreamer" and conspired to initially kill him before settling on selling him to slave traders. Not a cool moment it would seem for the "family of faith".

Listen to the most powerful words he ever spoke.
They express the power of hope.
They opened the door for the dream to be fulfilled.

"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Genesis 50:20 NIV

He had every right to be offended.
Every right to want to exact his revenge.
And yet his outlook on the worst moments of his life is starkly different to our human inclination.

If your hope is in Christ today may you derive comfort from these words.
God is so for you and not against you that no matter the worst anyone offers up against your life.
God is working to a far bigger playbook. His Will prevails.
The worse your enemies rage, the bigger your victory!

Don't hope for harm to befall you, but if it does or has recently, please know God knows.  He will use it for His glory.
Just hold on to the hope you have even if your hope is being sorely tested. This painful moment will bring about salvation not just for yourself but many others.

Please be encouraged today!

Something to think about...

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