Monday, January 19, 2015

when things go wrong

today's readings are Genesis 39:1 - 41:16, Matthew 12:46 - 13:23, Psalm 17:1-15, and Proverbs 3:33-35

good readings today, from the life of Joseph. one of my fav characters in the Bible. things just go wrong for Joseph, over and over. his brothers sell him into slavery. he is falsely accused by Potipher's wife. the baker and cupbearer forget about him (for different reasons). but through it all, he keeps pointing people to God.

that's what I like about the story. every time something goes wrong, he trusts God, and God works it not just for good, but for even better than before.

if it weren't for all of the "troubles" that befall him, he wouldn't have been in a position to help his family when the famine came.

let's remember the story of Joseph, and trust God to work things out for OUR good when things go wrong in our lives. He's the same God. and He's still in control.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

Well said and right on target. Joseph ran from trouble and remained true to God no matter what. God blessed him over and over, God kept him safe and continued blessing him for following what He commanded him to do. He is with us in all situations just stay focused on doing what is right and He will reward your obedience.