Life turns every person upside down. No one escapes unscathed. Not the woman who discovers her husband is having an affair, not the businessman whose investments are embezzled by a crooked colleague, not the pastor who feels his faith shaken by questions of suffering and fear. We’d be foolish to think we’re invulnerable. But we’d be just as foolish to think that evil wins the day.
The Bible vibrates with the steady drumbeat of faith. God recycles evil into righteousness. Joseph, saddled with family rejection, slavery, and imprisonment, emerged triumphant, a hero of his generation. Among his final words to his brothers are these: “You meant evil against me; but God meant it for good” (Genesis 50:20). It’s the repeated pattern in Scripture. Evil. God. Good. Trust God. No, really trust Him. God will make good out of this mess.