And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
He existed before anything else,
and he holds all creation together.
19 But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. 21 No, don’t be afraid. I will continue to take care of you and your children.” So he reassured them by speaking kindly to them.
Reflect on the Passages
Take a moment to read through the passages slowly. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through them.
Is there a word or phrase that God is drawing to your attention? What is He saying to you through these passages?
Engage with the Message
1) What stood out to you from the Scripture passages and/or this week's message?
2) In what ways is God challenging you and/or encouraging you through the message?
3) What does Paul mean when He says that God God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love Him?
4) How do we go about discerning God's will for our lives?
5) When have you experienced God making something good come out of a bad situation?
6) What does it look like to live faithfully in seasons of uncertainty?
7) How have you experienced God's sovereignty in directing you and guiding you throughout your life?
8) In what area do you need to trust that God is holding you in His hands and working things out for His purposes?