Friday, September 16, 2016

Genesis 41:54 -- On Trials and Timing

"And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread."
Genesis 41:54

This is from the story of Joseph, after getting sold into slavery and being thrown into prison, and tons of serious challenges, he finds himself perfectly set up to save the people of Egypt, and his family.  I think that this is a good reminder that God has a plan, and nothing happens without a reason, no matter how hard it is for us at the time.  The horrors that Joseph went through had to happen so that he could save so many people, and the challenges in our own lives happen for a reason too.  We can't always see it, but as we trust God, we always find in the end that his timing is perfect.  It's easy to become bitter, to be angry about the things that we have to suffer.  I'm not saying that the things that we go through don't matter.  Only that God truly loves us, and none of it is meaningless.  Today, let's hang in there and have a little bit of faith.  Let's trust God to get us where we need to be, as he did for Joseph.

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