Posted by: SandreS | February 4, 2010

God Meant It for Good – Peace in the Middle of Life’s Greatest Trials, Part 2

Another foundational principle from the Scriptures that will lead our hearts to peace in the middle of life’s greatest trials can be found in Genesis 50:20:

God meant it unto good.

God’s hand in our lives leaves no place untouched. Even that which seemingly is working against us is used by our Father to fulfill His Own good purpose in our lives.

A powerful example of this is demonstrated in the life of Joseph. His brothers had sold him into slavery. In what would appear to many as a very sad and unfortunate turn of events, Joseph saw a divine appointment: “God meant it for good.”

But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Do not be discouraged in our severest of trials. Trust God’s steady, unfailing hand in all that we experience – in the “good” as well as in the “evil.” The knowledge that “God meant it for good” can settle the tired heart and bring peace to the worried mind.

And we know that all things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

Father has a plan, He is in control. Rest in that.

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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© 2010

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