It’s Working for Your Good

Every experience in our lives good or bad shape us. The stories of Job and Joseph illustrate exactly how God will use negative circumstances for our good and his glory. James 1:2-4 reminds us to count it all joy because we profit from trials. Neither of these two men had the best circumstances. It was not because they were bad people being punished but because they were good people who God knew he could trust to persevere through their circumstances. There is a saying that God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. Just know that God didn’t take you through those things in your life that troubled you to punish you. He knew exactly what experiences would bring the best out of you. Do not despise your journey it was for your good and God’s glory. Joseph had a promising future but found himself sold into slavery by his own brothers. It seemed like it was the devil’s plan but God was the one who orchestrated each move strategically. Joseph found favor as a slave and as a leader. Reminding us that God is in control in the good times and in the bad times. Job was blessed beyond measure and in moments he had lost it all. His friends were sure he had done something to displease God but we find out later in the story that he was innocent and God gave the devil permission to wreak havoc in his life because he knew Job would remain faithful. It is God who gives the devil permission to tempt us but never beyond what we can bare! He knows that even when we are pressed on every side we will not lose our confidence in him. Job kept trusting God regardless of how hard life got and how much he lost and his faith was rewarded. He was restored with all that he thought he lost. These two stories teach us that if God brings you to it he will bring you through it. There is always a purpose for our pain. Trust that it will all work out for your good Romans 8:28. Be encouraged, enduring trial and suffering brings God glory. “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:3-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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Stella Merveille

My purpose is to help the lost be found again in Christ. Just as I did on my journey to the healthiest version of myself mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. To ensure that you see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living take good care of your soul.

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