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Finding Good in the Midst of Harm: The Message of Genesis 50:20

Genesis 50:20 in (NIV) of the Bible reads: "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives."

This verse comes from the story of Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and eventually became a powerful ruler in Egypt. After their father's death, Joseph's brothers feared that he would seek revenge on them, but Joseph reassured them that he had forgiven them and recognized that God had used their evil intentions for good.

This verse teaches us that even when people intend to harm us, God can use those difficult situations for a greater purpose. Joseph's story is a reminder that God's plans are bigger than our own and that we should trust Him even when things don't make sense.

In our own lives, we may face situations where we feel like we have been wronged or hurt by others. It can be easy to become bitter and resentful in these situations, but this verse reminds us that God can bring good out of even the most challenging circumstances.

We may not always understand why things happen the way they do, but we can trust that God is in control and that He has a plan for our lives. As we seek to follow Him, we can trust that He will use all things for good and for His glory.

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