“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts,” (Isaiah 55:8-9).
Joseph’s brothers couldn’t know what the final outcome of their actions would be when they sold him into slavery – and Joseph had no idea, while in prison, that one day he would govern over Pharaoh’s household and the entire land of Egypt. God’s favor was always with Joseph.
God’s plan was to get Joseph to Egypt and in a position of authority so when famine covered the land, he could save his father and brothers (Genesis 45:5). What appeared to be disastrous for Joseph, in time, turned out to be a tremendous blessing of a family reunited, reconciled and preserved.
We don’t know for certain what tomorrow or next year might bring, but by placing our faith and trust in God through tough, uncertain times and challenges, we can be confident that He has a plan for us. It’s a plan for good and not evil. A plan to give us hope and a future – a future with Him (Jeremiah 29:11).
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