Messages for Madeline- On Handling Tough Times

Sometimes life doesn’t go quite the way we want it to.  It happens to all of us.  Life throws you a completely unexpected curveball or the plan you so carefully worked out had completely the opposite outcome from what you anticipated and planned.  Step back, take a minute to relax.  Pray, take deep breaths, think happy thoughts.  It’s going to turn out okay.  It may not seem like it now or even a year from now but overall, it will be okay.  I’ve lived it.  This concept is found in the Bible, too.  We can find our example in Joseph.  Before Joseph’s dad died he made Joseph promise to forgive his brothers for what they’d done to him when he was a child.  Joseph had already forgiven them years ago.  I think that because of how he responded to them when God brought his brothers back into his life.  He accepted them and made sure they were taken care of.  In this particular instance though, he doesn’t just tell them they’re forgiven.  He credits God for taking care of him.

Genesis 50:19-20

19But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? 20As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.”

They meant it for evil but God meant it for good.  God can turn around so many situations in our lives.  And when He does it in your life, it will be pretty amazing.  So take heart.  I know how faithful you are.  God will keep you and take care of you.  I know sometimes it’s hard to have faith, but I know you can do this.

Until next time,

Lisa @ Days of Our Lives

Leave a Reply