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Mathew 5:3-11

There Is Always Sunshine After the Rain

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Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because  it's stormy now doesn't mean you aren't headed for sunshine.

Don’t confuse your path with your destination.
Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for sunshine.

“But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then don’t be afraid. I will provide for your children.”

~Genesis 50:19~

Why did God Allow Bad things to happen to Joseph?

By Joseph’s own testimony, the sufferings of Joseph—physical, mental, and emotional agonies—had been allowed by God so that Joseph could accomplish God’s plan: to save many lives.

As Joseph responded to suffering with faith, meekness, and humility, God molded and shaped a leader. And that leader would not only end up saving his betrayers’ lives, but he would fully forgive them and provide abundantly for their needs. Such is the potential when a man chooses to reject the empty revenge of bitterness and instead to embrace the benefits of suffering.

God had a purpose for allowing Joseph to suffer.

  • To enable him to overcome a prideful attitude and learn humility (See Proverbs 15:33.)
  • To teach him how to serve (See Genesis 39:4, 22-23, 40:4; Matthew 20:26-28; and Mark 9:33-35.)
  • To train him to be faithful (See Genesis 39:2-6 and Matthew 25:21.)
  • To test him in moral purity (See Genesis 39:7-20 and Matthew 5:11-12.)
  • To prepare him to comfort others (See Genesis 50:21 and II Corinthians 1:3-5.)
  • To prepare him to lead his brothers to repentance (See Proverbs 16:6.)
  • To teach him patience (See Genesis 40:1-14, 23; and I Peter 5:10.)
  • To enable him to see God accomplish His purposes and fulfill His promises (See Genesis 37:5-11, 41:32, 42:1-5, 45:4-7, and 50:20.)
  • To teach him how jealousy can cause suffering (See Genesis 37:3-4 and 17-36.)
  • To save many lives (See Genesis 50:20.)
  • To let him experience the blessing of God’s favor (See Genesis 39:2-6 and 21-23.)
  • To place him in a position to tell Pharaoh of God’s power (See Genesis 41:15-16, 25, 28, 32-33, and 38-44.)

 *My Thoughts*

Sometimes bad things, disappointments, and sufferings happen to us, situations or circumstances that are painful to accept and difficulties to deal with.

God allows those things to happen in our lives for our own good, or for his divine plan that are predestine to happen in our lives.

We might not understand nor comprehend on our own capacity as human, but eventually we are able to thank God for allowing it to happen in our lives.

We should always trust him, and depend on him in every situations that we are into.

In every season of our journey that we are into.

I thank God for continuously pruning my character, by allowing suffering and trials on my journey.

I thank God for unceasingly moulding me to the person that he wants me to become.

* I will talk about the Pruning process in my life on my next blog 🙂 *

“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you”

~Deuteronomy 31:6~

We Can Choose to Trust God, Even as Joseph Did

We are not to regard suffering as a strange occurrence, but rather as a sign of God’s work in our lives. (See I Peter 4:12-19 and Romans 9:14-24.) “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil” (Proverbs 3:5-7)

"My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

“My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

Author: Jen Myr

Things have a way of working out. Never underestimate the power of prayer, faith, and Love. "I am a Student of Life" "Princesses of God"

5 thoughts on “There Is Always Sunshine After the Rain

  1. The most difficult leap.
    Why?
    The bad happens and we understand that we are helpless and then we are afraid and then we are angry.
    Nothing is yours but your choice of good or evil. Ones you love suffer. And there seems no Guarantee even if you chose good.
    Why must we come to God via suffering?

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    • God comforts us in all our afflictions. One reason he does this is so that we can comfort others who are in affliction with the comfort by which we were comforted by God. In other words there is a reason why God comforts us. To be sure it is so that we ourselves experience his love and help, but he also wants us as Christians to be conduits of that love, not storehouses. Once we have experienced God’s compassion and comfort in the midst of a trial we are better equipped to minister that same comfort to others. We know what it takes, by the grace of God, to help others who are suffering. This is at the heart of the gospel.

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  2. As a fellow Joseph, I love what you wrote! I praise God for all brothers and sisters who rejoice in the sufferings/prunings (as did Paul, Peter and James); more of God’s glory is expressed through those who deny self and follow Jesus into the exceedingly abundant Life God has for us right now…

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  3. Reblogged this on Hope's Diaries and commented:
    Lovely! 😀 My thoughts as well!

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  4. Excellent breakdown of the benefits of suffering for a season. thank you

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