From Mess to Message

Romans 8:28 (NIV)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Let that sink in…

God works all things for the good of us who love him….

Do you remember Joseph? He was sold into slavery by his brothers, falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife and thrown into prison and forgotten by the world. Altogether Joseph spent a total of thirteen years as a slave and prisoner. Things appeared to be a mess for Joseph, but God was putting him through training so he could one day save many lives. When Joseph was thirty the Pharaoh had a dream and summoned Joseph to interpret it. Through the power of God, Joseph revealed with the dream meant and warned Pharaoh of the coming famine. From this Pharaoh put him in charge of all Egypt and Joseph not only saved his life but the life of his family, and all of Egypt. God turned what seemed to be a mess into a message of hope. God will do the same for you if you keep believing, and place your hope in Christ.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Let that sink in…

God desires to prosper you, not to harm, he has plans to give you hope and a future.
This message was given while the Israelites were facing captivity by the Babylonians. God told them through the prophet Jeremiah to go with the Babylonians and settle down in their land. God had already put in their king’s heart to treat them right. Unfortunately, the Israelites didn’t listen to Jeremiah at the time didn’t willfully obey the word given through Jeremiah, and suffered greatly. Sometimes we reject God’s blessing because we want to do things our own way. But when we trust God even in messy situations he turns it out for our good.
Take a deep breath… let it all out. With this, you are trusting God to work things out in His timing and through his power.
Take another deep breath, and let it all out. With this, you are trusting that God is working things out, in his time, and in his special way.

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