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God sent me Part 1
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Thursday, Jul 05, 2018

God sent me- Part 1

Genesis 45:5"Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.”

Our past sufferings should not be looked upon with ‘miserable or poor-me’ attitude, then we would never get wholesome in our walk with God, we should be able to look at the ‘accused ‘(his own brothers) and tell them, you thought you sold me here but the good news is that ‘God sent me’ here. Joseph had arrived at an awesome stage with God!  He understood the big picture of his life! Look, Joseph even named his children that depicted his peace and joy, the firstborn was named as Manasseh, “For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father’s house.”  The second one was called Ephraim, which meant, ”For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.”(Genesis 41:51,52) Hurray!

During my initial days of salvation, I got to read some wonderful books that further drew me closer to God, one of them was ‘Dare to call me Father’ by Bilquis Sheik a Pakistan woman.  After her encounter with God, she was able to look at the photograph of her ex-husband without bitterness or anger anymore and understand, ‘ the divorce and the pain also played a role in enlightening her eyes to experience the true living God.’  Let me pause here and speak to someone who is carrying a heavy luggage of past hurts and say, ‘this was also meant to bring you closer to God, so today lay it aside and get free, do not do a replay of it anymore.’  Any amount of therapy cannot bring you out from depression only the Word of God and His healing power can do wonders.  Cheer up my friend!

The ‘God-sent-journey’ in the life of Joseph was not a pleasurable one though, he was put in the pit by his own brothers, picked up from the pit and sold to the Midianites who carried him away to Eqypt and sold him to Potiphar, from there he was falsely accused and put in the prison cell for 13 years.  Imagine! Despite all this, Joseph eventually understood all this was for a higher purpose!  When the whole Egypt saluted Joseph, he stood awed at the goodness of God and never remembered anymore of the way he was despised back at home by his own brothers. Please wait patiently until God fulfills His plan in your life.

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