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God will restore your position, but this time it will be better.

Chapter 50.

Verse 20.

That powerful scripture is about redemption, restoration, payment, reclamation, atonement, restitution, retrieval. Yes, all of those words mean getting back what was taken, stolen, or deceived out of us. It's about payback. But not the revenge type of payback or at least not by us. God will determine the correct terminology and He can call it what He wants. 

All I know is what Genesis 50:20 says and that is "you intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." That is what Joseph said to his brothers when they thought Joseph was going to get revenge on them for selling him into slavery. Joseph knew better than that. He knew he would have messed himself up even worse than slavery if he had taken matters into his own hands. Joseph was talking about the evil in his brothers that made them do such a thing. And we all know that evil comes from the devil or satan himself. It never comes from God.


What that scripture also conveys to me is that whatever we did or was done to us, God can and will give us double back. In other words, He will give us back a double portion of the peace, joy, and happiness we once felt. And if we never felt any of those things, then guess what? He can make them so in an instant. Then we will be able to help people with our story, our journey, and our testimony regarding the details of how God helped us through our pain and agony. And when we do that, there will many people who instead of being hurt, will now be saved, because of our story and our life.

Nothing is an accident when it comes to God. He will turn our pain into His gain for His glory and His honor. It was all a divine set-up, because nothing gets past God.

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