Joseph Makes Himself Known, Genesis 45




To see your life from God’s point of view instead of your own is an acceptance of the Lord sovereignty over your life. Instead of asking why to God when things go badly for us, we ought to say what. What is it my God that you are planning? What blessings will you reveal to me during this temporary hardship? Indeed the hardships we face in life are for but a moment and in the end we will be filled with joy and blessing over what God has had us endure. Just like Joseph from the Bible; he saw the BIG PICTURE.


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Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, ‘Have everyone leave my presence!’ So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household heard about it. . . . ‘I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will not be plowing and reaping. But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.’”        -Genesis 45:1-2, 4-7

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