Look for God’s Look for God’s hand in it!
'THIS IS THE LORD'S DOING, AND IT IS MARVELLOUS IN OUR EYES', MATTHEW 21. 42.
Sometimes the rejection of others turns out to be 'the Lord's doing'. After Joseph had been betrayed by this brothers and slandered by Potiphar's wife, he said, 'you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good’, Gen. 50. 20. NKJ.
How often has something happened in your life that you later realised was necessary? If you hadn't sustained this, or walked through that, you wouldn't be ready for the blessings you're enjoying right now. It's when you see the hand of God in it that you begin to understand that what the enemy meant for your destruction, God used for your development.
To be more than a conqueror means to stand up and say, 'Here's how I see it. It took all I've been through to make me who I am today and to teach me what I know; I choose to be better; not bitter. I trust the faithfulness of God more than ever: If faith doesn't move the mountain, it will give me strength to endure until tomorrow. And if it's not gone by tomorrow, I'll still believe that God is able, and trust Him until He acts'.
Rejoice! God is arranging your steps (and your stops). He is also observing them. When you get through this, you'll realise that, 'the worst thing that could have happened' is, in reality, 'the Lord's doing', and it'll become marvellous in your eyes.
Extract from the 'Word for Today' daily readings for March 2002.