Verse of the day.
But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
One of the keys to true forgiveness is complete trust and total submission to God’s sovereignty over our lives. This means we have so much faith in God’s plan for us that we consider the occasional upset of our balance to be part of His plan rather than a problem. For God’s glory is often displayed in the weakness of men.
Isn’t this what happened on the cross? Where God displayed His greatest strength in man’s greatest weakness.
Does this encourage people to do evil so God can be glorified? No! An attitude of deliberately doing evil that good may result is worthy of condemnation. This was the Apostle’s address in Romans 3:7-8.
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Sometimes, in the actualization of God’s plans for us, people must take us away from our comfort zones and stretch us to our extremities that virtue may break out of our lives. It is all part of our holy experience. Joseph will never have become such a blessing and never would have learned so much virtue if he had remained under the doting care of his father. God who is the true Father, worked everything out for His good (Romans 8:28).
Too many times, when things happen in our lives, the myopic nature of our sight causes us to only see it in the light of how it affects us now. But God, whose eternal vision extends beyond the moment, knows how much our lives exceed the now and how far reaching the circumference of our influence is.
Therefore, our hearts must learn to look to Him through every offense, from deeper hurts to day-to-day annoyances, for we know these help us conform to His image and takes us closer to our influence on generations to come.
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Father, I know that you are working all things together for my good. I submit to your sovereignty over my life.
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