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Romans 8:28-29         
 
Joseph did his job with great skill.
Thanks to Joseph's foresight and his excellent administrative skills.
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." 
We see how God can take even the worst circumstances and use them for good.
For God's people, everything works out for the best, every time.
"Why, God, why?" 
A decision to put your trust in Him.
With your eyes focused not on the present circumstances.
But it's not at all true.
This isn't as good as it gets, because the best is yet to come. 
This situation you're in today is only temporary.
 
1. This promise doesn't apply to everyone.
  • Not if you're living a life of rebellion and making one self-destructive decision after another. 
  • You can get in on it whenever you're ready. 
  • He begins the process of putting the pieces of your life into place.
2. This promise doesn't imply that everything that happens in your life is good.
  • Sometimes ugly things happen.
  • God is "...not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9) 
  • Those who abuse and oppress and do evil are never doing God's will.
  • God will take this situation that is in no way good and make something good come out of it.
  • I can still trust Him 
3. You will become more like Jesus.
  • The life of joy and peace and love and fulfillment. 
  • That you will be like Jesus. 
  • And not only your ultimate good, but the good of all around you.
  • Believing the promise of Romans 8:28 enables you to hold your head high and claim the future for yourself.