Encouraged by the story of Joseph
Today and last week I have been very encouraged by the story of Joseph and his brothers. This morning on my way to work I listened to the following verses:
â€œPlease, come closer,â€ he said to them. So they came closer. And he said again, â€œI am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into slavery in Egypt. But donâ€™t be upset, and donâ€™t be angry with yourselves for selling me to this place. It was God who sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives. This famine that has ravaged the land for two years will last five more years, and there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. God has sent me ahead of you to keep you and your families alive and to preserve many survivors. So it was God who sent me here, not you! And he is the one who made me an adviser to Pharaohâ€”the manager of his entire palace and the governor of all Egypt. (Genesis 45:4-8 NLT)
It is encouraging to remember that God walks with us each day, and is using the experiences we are going through to further His plans and His kingdom, when we are called according to His purpose.