Isaiah 48:10 ” See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.”

The misery, pain, and suffering that come into our lives can do one of two things…they can cause us to define ourselves as victims, or they can refine us to become victors. Just look at Joseph, whose brothers plotted to kill him and then sold him to a caravan of Ishmaelites traveling from Gilead to Egypt. He had every right to bemoan his plight and beseech God with, “How can You make any good out of this mess?” But God did! He turned tragedy into triumph…and rather than defining himself as a poor innocent victim, Joseph withstood the testing and came out as pure gold when he saved his entire family from famine.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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