Joseph is one of my heroes. I love what he said to his brothers who'd sold him into slavery, depriving him of home and family for many lonely years.
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Genesis 50:20
Joseph had 50/20 vision. He knew God was bigger than his brothers' cruel jealousy.
I have trouble seeing 50/20. I still have to squint a bit, but I'm getting better.
It's especially helpful to look back and see what God has done. One of my faith-builders is Bible Love Notes.
It was out of deep sorrow and injustice that BLN was born. I was at the lowest point in my life, broken and refusing God's comfort.
That's when I began writing 1-minute devotions so I could focus on God's truths.
And I can now see how God used something sad and terrible for my good.
Give us 50/20 vision, Lord!