Do you ever go through difficult seasons in your life, and really wish that you could get out of them? I remember hating the drama in my middle school so much. I wanted nothing more than to escape all of it and be done with school.
However, the drama and difficulties I experienced in middle school help me in life now. Because I was left out many times, I try to find people that not everyone notices and include them. The exclusion I experienced in middle school helps me in life now.
Joesph had a similar attitude in Genesis 50.
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 (NLT)
Joseph went through some pretty bad situations. However, he didn’t allow himself to get bitter about things or even to give up and begin to dislike people. Instead, he realized that those tough times he went through helped him in the future.
Right now, you might be facing difficulty. Don’t give up. Don’t be discouraged. God will see you through. When you come out on the other side of this season, you’ll be stronger and will have learned something that will help you later in life.
Stay close to God and know that He will always see you through the difficult seasons because He loves you.