Posted by: Pure Glory | 07/18/2020

From Pain To Reign

by Hazel Straub

Has the pain in your life, ruled and ruined your life? Everything that occurs in life has a purpose, when God is on the throne of your life. Even that of which you are most ashamed and gives you pain, he reclaims. The circumstances and trials that seemed so negative becomes an incredible message, in the Master’s hand.

Joseph’s brothers were jealous of him, rejected him, and sold him into slavery. He ended up in an Egyptian household which he ruled, until he was falsely accused of rape, and  spent years in prison. The prisoners had worked for Pharaoh, so Joseph learned royal protocol and its culture. While imprisoned he forgave his brothers. One day after interpreting Pharaoh’s dream, he was appointed ruler of Egypt. Then through the wisdom given by God, he was able to save not only Egyptians’ lives from starvation but preserved his own family of origin, Israel and many others. Much good came from his hardship and pain. Joseph totally relied on God and saw the evil planned against him turned into good. The great pain prepared Joseph to reign and was not in vain. He saved many people from death by starvation. (Genesis 37-50)

What God does in other’s lives, he will do for you. Your suffering will turn into good, as you allow God to work in your life. Your enemies will see their plans fail.

After the funeral, (of their father), Joseph’s brothers talked among themselves: “What if Joseph is carrying a grudge and decides to pay us back for all the wrong we did him?” So they sent Joseph a message, “Before his death, your father gave this command: Tell Joseph, ‘Forgive your brothers’ sin—all that wrongdoing. They did treat you very badly.’ Will you do it? Will you forgive the sins of the servants of your father’s God?”

When Joseph received their message, he wept.Then the brothers went in person to him, threw themselves on the ground before him and said, “We’ll be your slaves.”

Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid. Do I act for God? Don’t you see, you planned evil against me but God used those same plans for my good, as you see all around you right now—life for many people. Easy now, you have nothing to fear; I’ll take care of you and your children.” He reassured them, speaking with them heart-to-heart. (Genesis 50:15-21 MSG)

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  1. “Your suffering will turn into good, as you allow God to work in your life. Your enemies will see their plans fail.”

    I totally agree with this.

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  2. Thank you, Hazel, for the reminder that God is always at work for His purposes in the life of every believer.
    God’s best to you.

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    • You are welcome, Dave! God loves us and always works on our behalf turning the evil intended to good! God is turning everything in your life for your best!


  3. Amen, our battle belongs to the Lord

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  4. I like the story of Joseph and his brothers very much. It entails the concepts of mercy and forgiveness.

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    • Yes!!! Joseph is a picture of who Jesus is and what he did for everyone!

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  5. We serve a God of redemption, where nothing is ever wasted in our lives as we yield to Him! Thanks for such a great post!

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    • Yes, God redeems, delivers, heals, and treats us so well. He doesn’t waste one day of our life, as we yield to him and become close to him. You are welcome, Patty!

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  6. He does indeed make beauty from ashes. Thank you so much for this.

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    • God is amazing in how he turns our ashes to beauty, Eileen. You are welcome!

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  7. God specializes at turning ordinary man to extraordinary; a nonentity to celebrity. Glorious post. Thanks🌹

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chris, it is so true that God uses man for extraordinary things. You are welcome!


  8. God works it all for our good!
    Thanks for sharing this ma’am. 😊

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