As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good…

—Genesis 50:20

Do you know why Joseph was able to forgive his brothers who sold him into slavery?

One primary reason was that he trusted that God was in control. And Joseph could see that God was using the adversity in his life to advance him and to be a blessing to others.  

You see, God often uses a major crisis or hurt to get us ready for the next big thing that he is doing in our lives. Those things that you and I might mistake for obstacles often reveal God’s very hand at work.

Are you in the midst of a trial or difficulty? Well, here’s what you need to know. As a believer in Jesus Christ, nothing is working against you. With Christ, everything is working for you!

Speak that into your own life: “As a believer in Jesus Christ, nothing is working against me. Everything is working for me!”

Regardless of how it looks or feels, God is at work in your life. And all those terrible hurts you suffered? God can use them for good if you will let him.

So ask him to help you see beyond your current pain. And believe that the hand of God is working for you!

AS A BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST, NOTHING IS WORKING AGAINST YOU. EVERYTHING IS WORKING FOR YOU!