A minute in Gods' word will change your life. Reach the passage below and answer the questions after the post.
But now that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers became fearful. “Now Joseph will show his anger and pay us back for all the wrong we did to him,” they said.
So they sent this message to Joseph: “Before your father died, he instructed us to say to you: ‘Please forgive your brothers for the great wrong they did to you—for their sin in treating you so cruelly.’ So we, the servants of the God of your father, beg you to forgive our sin.” When Joseph received the message, he broke down and wept. Then his brothers came and threw themselves down before Joseph. “Look, we are your slaves!” they said.
But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? 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. No, don’t be afraid. I will continue to take care of you and your children.” So he reassured them by speaking kindly to them. Genesis 50:15-21 (NLT)
Joseph's brothers had sold him into slavery. Because of this he was imprisoned (either as an indentured servant or in a jail) for about 14 years. When God turned his life around and used him to save Egypt, his brother's resurfaced.
Is there some event in your life that you've gone through....that you can look back on and say "They intended it for harm but God used it for good?" What are you doing with that? Are you holding on to it and holding a grudge or are you letting it go? Are you in the middle of such a thing now? Can you trust that God can make all things work for his good and his glory?