Genesis 50:20, NIV: You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

His Hand is there—there behind the bad scenes working all things together for good. Tragedies and pain provoke many hearts to cry out, “Where is God in all of this?” And yet, His Hand is there. So much of what He does goes unnoticed, unrecognized, and unseen. His invisible Hand is unappreciated, while His visible Hand is written off as coincidence, and random occurrences of chance events. But for those who have eyes to see, God is ever present—bringing good out of bad—triumph from tragedy. “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?“ (1 Cor. 15:55). Through the death of Christ many have found life. Our hatred of death blinds us to the life that comes through it. We detest the trials and tribulations forgetting that through such fires souls are purified, made holy, and strengthened for the coming storms. But your life is not chance, nor is it guided by circumstance. Instead it is purposeful, and part of the plan and providence of an almighty and ever-loving God.