A Mess for God to Use - May 1, 2020

Twenty years of marriage, three kids, and he’s gone. Traded in for a younger model.  She told me her story, and we prayed.  Then I said, “It won’t be painless or quick. But God will use this mess for good. With God’s help you’ll get through this.”

Remember Joseph?  Genesis 37:4 says his brothers hated him.  Far from home, they cast him into a pit, leaving him for dead. A murderous cover-up from the get go.  Joseph’s pit came in the form of a cistern.  Yours may be in the form of a diagnosis, a foster home, a divorce.  Pits have no easy exit.

Joseph’s story got worse before it got better.  Yet in his explanation we find his inspiration.  “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good. . .”  The very acts intended to destroy God’s servant, turned out  to strengthen him.

You will get through this!