SUMMARY: God’s plan
OVERVIEW: Joseph’s brothers fear Joseph will seek revenge for their earlier cruelty. Joseph reminds them that what they intended for evil, God reclaimed for good.
BIG IDEA: God repurposes our foolishness.
KEY VERSE: Genesis 50:20 (Joseph to his brothers)
You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
You may be surprised by life’s circumstances, but I’m not. I am aware of all, and I am over all. Nothing catches me off-guard. Be comforted and turn to me when you’re troubled or tempted. Let me walk you through your trial. You may not like every setting or situation, but I can use each one for my glory. I can use them in ways that others learn I am alive, I am powerful, and I care.
What you or others intended for destruction, I will exchange for good. Whether you meant to harm yourself or another, I can breathe new life into dead dreams and relationships. Seek me. Let me replace your worry with wonder. Turn to me, and let me trade your fear with hope. Trust me. Let me change your chaos to calm. There are no coincidences in life. I am Lord of all. Open your eyes and see what I am doing. Follow me and be part of my plan.
Remember that God is in control. Is there anything in your past that troubles you or disappoints you? Pray with thanks that God can exchange evil for good and darkness for light. Ask God to use you in ways that honor him, despite any previous unhealthy choices.