Proverbs 21:1, NIV: The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.

How could Joseph being sold into bondage, and then thrown into a jail be a good thing? How could Daniel going into the lionís den be a good thing? How could Peter denying Christ be a good thing? We do not consider it within God's will that we do wrong, or are wronged, only that God's will is larger and that He, knowing the path of us all, works all things together despite our circumstances, or our waywardness. God's will is never crippled by our sin or bad choices--neither is it detoured. If He, foreseeing the best good, and knowing the rebellion of humanity, chooses to draw such things to a conclusion of His making, then nothing escapes His will--even though not all were acting in accordance with His will. God's will is larger than the snapshot we get for today. His will spans people, places and time. He sees what He will make from what He has. In God's eyes, it is the coming together, not to an end--but for a beginning.