Genesis 37

God spoke to me today from Genesis 37:27 where Judah said, “Come, let's sell him to the Ishmaelites” and this is what I heard Him say:

“Sometimes I allow bad things to happen to good peopleYes, I could have stopped Judah from selling his brother Joseph to the Ishmaelites.  Before that sale, I could have prevented Joseph from finding his angry brothers when he had searched for them. Even before that, I could have removed the very thought that Jacob had to send Joseph to find his brothers.  But I didn’t.  I had a much greater purpose in mind that would even work the bad for the good of all.  It’s still like that.  I could prevent everything that you perceive as bad or evil, but I have a grander purpose of displaying My providential powers.  In the end you will stand in utter amazement when you see how I will work even the bad and evil for good.  So today when you are inclined to say, ‘Why is this happening to Me?  Where is God when I need Him?’  Just remember, I sometimes allow bad thing to happen to good people for a greater purpose.  So instead ask yourself, ‘What awesome thing is my God about to accomplish through this difficulty in my life!”

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