God is so wise and powerful that absolutely nothing can cause His purposes to fail. In fact, He is able to take even those things meant for evil and make them work for good.

Joseph’s brothers hated him so much that they plotted his murder before selling him as a slave. but in Egypt Joseph gained favor of Pharoah, who gave Joseph the no.2 position of authority, During a famine, his brothers came to him for food, not realizing who he was. When Joseph finally identified himself, he said: Do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life” (Gen. 45:5). Later he told them, “You meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive” (Gen 50:20).

When we’re discouraged because of distressing circumstances and demanding challenges, we can rejoice in God’s wisdom, power, and sovereignty. He is working all things for our good (Rom. 8:28).

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