Joseph, whose life story is found in Genesis 37-50, went through horrible circumstances. He was hated by 10 of his brothers, he was sold to some traders by his brothers, and then he was sold into slavery in Egypt by the traders. While working as a slave for the President’s head bodyguard, the wife, “Mrs. Potiphar” accused Joseph of attempted rape, and without any justice, he was put in the Federal Penitentiary as a sex offender. In the pen, he helped two prisoners understand their dreams, and the prisoner who was restored to his cupbearer position, forgot about Joseph for a couple years. For 13 years, Joseph went through tough trials and finally he became the Vice President of Egypt.
How did Joseph see his trials? He told his brothers, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good... (Gen. 50:20).
The same thought is found in Rom. 8:28.
Christians, whatever is going in your world, look for the good that God is doing.
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.