There are two sides to every story!
In every circumstance, there are two stories - the story you see and the story God
You may feel as if your life is a complete disaster.
No matter how hard you try it just seems like every path leads to
failure. And when you think things canít get any worse, they do!
This is exactly how Joseph must have felt when his
brothers betrayed him and sold him into slavery. But remember there are
two sides to every story. Letís take a look at the book of
First Joseph was sold into slavery, then he was
wrongly accused of misconduct with his masterís wife. As if things
couldnít get any worse, he was thrown into prison. Joseph must have been
so discouraged. He must have wondered how and why God allowed such
terrible misfortune to befall him. Joseph ended up spending thirteen
years in jail for something he didn't do.
At this point in Josephís life he had to feel pretty
hopeless. Weíve all been there! When life seems to go in the wrong
direction. But at times like this what we need to remember is that we
donít see what God sees. We are told that all things work to the good of
God. We are also told that we will be tested.
Ultimately God knows what he is working out. God had
incredible plans for Joseph: He used Joseph to save Egypt and the
surrounding lands from the seven years of devastating famine, including
his own family. At the end of this trial it became clear to Joseph that
God had a bigger plan for his life. Listen to what he tells his
brothers: "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to
accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives
When your life seems to be falling apart, know that
things arenít always what they seem. We all go through trials and tests,
which are ultimately for our good. God wants to bless us and He wants to
use us to accomplish blessings for others. Sometimes we need to
experience hardship to grow into character that will be more useful to
God. Trust God, knowing that he will works for good in all circumstances
The story you see in your current problems may not
reflect the long-term story God has planned. There are two sides to