God sent me ahead of you to save lives

Genesis 45:5 :- “Now, don’t be sad or angry with yourselves that you sold me. God sent me ahead of you to save lives.”

The story of Joseph begins in Genesis 37.
Joseph had a lot of things going his way in life at first.

He was handsome.
He was the first son born to Jacob through Rachel, and therefore,
He was his father’s favorite son.
He had great dreams..

But ………
…….. *one day his entire life changed *

Joseph went from a place of honor to the lowest level of Egyptian society.

But later in Genesis, we see
…………………. God use this suffering to save Joseph’s family.

In the same way, God deeply loved His Son, Jesus, and sent Him to save a world that hated Him.

Jesus was stripped from His place of honor with God and died a horrific death on the cross.

Through His suffering, Jesus paid for our sin and rescued us from God’s wrath.

Jesus warned us that we’d have problems in life.
No one is immune from pain or insulated from suffering.

Problems force us to look to God and depend on him instead of ourselves.

Weakness is an opportunity for God to work powerfully in our lives.

Troubles come into our life to do something important to God and possibly even life-saving to others.

When we truly accept and trust God, …………
📍we can plan for the future without worrying about it.
📍We can face our problems with a peace of mind.
📍We can forgive those who’ve hurt us knowing God can use our pain for his glory.

God is in control every minute of every day today and always.

Jooley Mathew Z