by Randy Chambers, 2015-10-16
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.