Sent through Trials
Read Psalm 105:1 through 106:48
Published: May 27, 2017
British missionary Dr. Helen Roseveare braved many terrifying years in war-torn Congo. Retired and safely home, she found out she had breast cancer. Her friends were angry. Hadn’t God put her through enough pain? But, through the years, gentle Helen had learned that her strong, loving Father sometimes led her into trials so He could reach the lost through her. She began sharing Jesus with other breast cancer patients. These women might not have listened if Helen were not sent to be one of them.
And he sent a man before them—Joseph, sold as a slave (Psalm 105:17).
Joseph’s older brothers hated him and sold him as a slave. He was taken to a distant country, wrongly accused, and forgotten in prison. Joseph was not angry or bitter. He trusted that God had sent him into this trial and that God was going to use him in it. One day, God made Joseph a leader, and used him to rescue his family and thousands of others during a long, deadly drought.
If you are in a hard situation today, look around and consider how you may be able to help someone else.
Prayer Suggestion: Father, help me minister to the lost wherever and however You send me to them.
Quicklook: Psalm 105:16–22
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