From Pastor’s Desk:
Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
It is difficult to understand that God uses evil during the process of working out His will, or plan, in the lives of His children. Joseph’s words in this verse attests to the fact that He most certainly does.
When tracing the steps in the life of Joseph, time after time it seems the plan of God was being disrupted, but not so. Rather, those steps were absolutely necessary to position Joseph to enable him to be a part of the deliverance of his family and, finally, the people of Israel.
God, in working all things together for the good of His people (Romans 8:28), must move in people, time frames, and situations (good and/or bad) to accomplish the final result of which He alone knows.
Don’t despair if you find yourself in an adverse situation, or if you are having to deal with a certain individual. God is more than likely working behind the scenes doing what He does best; Just being God!