God Did It

“Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.”

Genesis 45:5

In Genesis 45, Joseph tells his brothers who he is and they were, understandably, afraid. After all, they had sold their own brother into slavery years before out of jealousy. But Joseph tells them three times in the chapter that it was not them who sent him, but God (vs. 5, 7 and 8). I’m sure it was easy at that point for Joseph to look back and realize what God had done and it was easy for him at that point to see God’s hand in everything he had been through- from being sold into slavery to being lied about by Potiphar’s wife and ending up in prison.

But I wonder how easy it was for Joseph to see God’s hand while he was in the midst of those trials.  It’s always easy to look back at the road we’ve traveled to see God’s hand, but it’s difficult to see God’s hand in the midst of troubles and trials.  Whatever we may be going through as Christians, God has promised to never leave us nor forsake us.  He knows where we are and He only wants us to trust Him and have faith in Him.  As we may be walking through the shadow of death at some point in our lives, we must remember that He is with us all the way, guiding us.  What a great and comforting thought!

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