January 22–God’s Good,Transforming Intentions

We might not always understand why we experience hard and hurtful things in life. To put it bluntly: this is a broken world. Our experiences and relationships can wound us deeply. Whatever these may have been, or are now, we need to let God have His rightful place in our lives. We need to embrace God’s love and truth as the authoritative power which focuses our thoughts and frees our hearts.

I  believe that God always hated the abuse I experienced within my family.  But it is through the love and forgiveness of Jesus that every shred of power has been ripped away from the sin–and from those who sinned against me. God has taken away my past pain so that it cannot destroy or diminish me any further. In any way. It is forgiven.

Instead God takes something so ugly and uses it to unveil His amazing beauty. God totally transforms what others intended for evil into uncompromising evidence of God’s good intentions for our lives: to declare God’s eternal love, God’s gift of salvation and the fullness of healing and life offered through Jesus Christ.

Joseph said to his brothers, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:19-20

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane