WEEK 39: Friday — Dreaming Through Nightmares

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DAY 5

You can die anytime but living takes courage.

– Kenshin Himura


 

You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.

Genesis 50:20

One of the principles we catch early on is that life is unfair. The wicked prosper, while the righteous suffer. The cowards are placed on a pedestal while the courageous are placed in prisons.

And sometimes we can’t help but ask why God allows them. Where was God when we needed Him the most? But we are often clouded by the height of our emotions during the moment. With hindsight, we realize that God was with us through it all. He is patiently waiting for us to come to Him, and have faith that He is in control.

The Bible reminds us that without faith, it is impossible to please God. Our call is not the impossibility of knowing everything, but the possibility of trusting the One who does. Our call is not the impossibility of having everything in control, but the possibility of acting upon the dream of the One who is in control.

Though the journey was long, Joseph never forgot the day he received a dream. He met the betrayal of his brothers with forgiveness. He met slavery with integrity. He met promotion with humble service. He met false accusations with authenticity through actions. He met Pharaoh’s problem with God’s wisdom. He met the worst nightmares with the best dream. And most of all, he met with God, through it all.

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