God has allowed us to be in certain situations for a reason, sometimes far beyond our understanding of the purpose. However, God is in control far beyond the immediate situation. The story of Joseph in the book of Genesis is an example of how God has control to change anything, in his timing, for his purpose. God gives us the tools along with favor and hope to remain strong in our times of trials. Here are a few examples of what I had to go through in relation to Joseph's "unfair situation" although two different stories.
A PART OF GOD'S PLAN:
Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, who weren't too fond of him. Joseph's brothers choose to sale him into slavery instead if killing him because it was the lesser of two evils. "Then the Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lift him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt" Genesis 37:28 (NKJV). In Joseph's situation his brothers were jealous of him and that's why they ended up trying to get rid of him but happened to profit some also. Someone I considered to be like a brother to me has also put me in a bad situation for profit leaving me in the hands of crooks, bankers and the court system. GOD HOWEVER, HAD A PLAN AND HE WILL EVEN USE EVIL ACTIONS OF OTHERS TO FULFILL HIS ULTIMATE PLAN.
Next, Joseph was sent to prison and remained there for thirteen years. Although he was confined in prison unfairly Joseph had the Lords favor. "But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in sight of the keeper of the prison" Genesis 39:21 (NKJV). What happen next in my "unfair situation" I was being served court documentation for a mortgage that was going into foreclosure and I had to fight the banks lawyer for a year without being able to afford represention. In the beginning of almost every court appearance I cried and could barely keep my composure with no understanding as to why I was done so wrong. However, throughout the entire process I had favor with the help of great friends and a God sent angel friend who helped me tremedously in trusting the Lords will. That friend said to me, "You can not pray and worry at the same time if your going to trust God let it go of the worrying. I also had favor with the Judge who presided over the case as well as his assistant. Like Joseph in the end I came out victorious also. ALL GLORY TO GOD. Joseph was free from prison as apart of Gods plan from the beginning he ran all Egypt under the King named Pharaoh. As God planned in the instant I fully trusted him I was cleared of the mortgage loan as if it never exsisted and any further court dates.
Remember when others do evil towards you (sometimes intentionally and sometimes not) that they are only being used as tools. What may have been intended to harm you, God intends it all for good. When things look rough hold on GOD IS IN CONTROL.
"But as for me, I Trust You, O, Lord; I say "You are my God."
"My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from my enemies, and from those who persecute me."
Guest Blogger: Georgeona