“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” Genesis 50:20
Joseph’s brothers tried to destroy his life. They sold him into slavery and tore up his robe and told their father that he was dead. But God had big plans for Joseph. After many trials, he ends up saving the entire nation.
Do you feel torn to pieces? Do you feel like life is trying to destroy you?
“The places where we’re torn to pieces can be thin places where we touch the peace of God…What was intended to tear you apart, God intends it to set you apart…He intends to turn whatever you’re experiencing now into a gift. You cannot be undone.”
Wow. What powerful words. This chapter really spoke to me. I often feel that since the bombing my life has been torn apart. I get so frustrated with pain, and with this new “normal”. It is so hard to remember that God can use all of this for good. He can turn it around and bring such redemption to this seemingly hopeless situation.
Ann asks: When have you seen God take what was torn and turn it into a gift?
Make a list. Redeem those negative turns. You will begin to look a life a little bit differently.