Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid. Do I act for God? Don’t you see, you planned evil against me but God used those same plans for my good, as you see all around you right now—life for many people. Easy now, you have nothing to fear; I’ll take care of you and your children.” He reassured them, speaking with them heart-to-heart. ~ Genesis 50.19-21 MSG.
Joseph’s brothers were scared that he would be angry with them and seek revenge for the evils they had done to him. Instead, Joseph reminds them he works for God and that God made good come from their evil actions, for Joseph.
Joseph forgave his brothers because he was a follower of God. We need to forgive those who have wronged us, even if it was extremely painful in any way. I need to forgive my mother for her abandonment and abuse. Jospeh also saw the positive instead of concentrating on the negative. Doing so makes life way easier. I need to be more positive. God took Joseph’s hardships and made them into a miracle. When you follow God, God will work miracles out of your troubles. If my mother had never left I would have never found myself and become my own person and might have not heard God when I did. I need to remember this.
God, help me to keep You in my heart always. To remember what You have done for us all.