Lord, teach me to offer you a heart of thanksgiving and praise in all my daily experiences of life. Teach me to be joyful always, to pray continually and to give thanks in all my circumstances. I accept them as Your will for my life (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). I long to bring pleasure to Your heart daily. Break the power of the enemy in my life. Defeat Him through my sacrifice of praise. Change my outlook and attitude into one of joyful contentment with my present circumstances.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Here are 3 signs God is going to turn the evil someone meant for you into good instead.
1. If God Is Training You Through Someone Else’s Sin So You Can Help More People, This Is a Sign God Is Turning Evil for Good
The key Bible text for this idea of turning what was meant for evil into good is found in Genesis 50:20-21. Here we have Joseph who was actually sold into slavery by his brothers, but God used this evil act to actually place Joseph in a position of power which God then used to save his brothers and many others. Joseph said to his brothers:
‘As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.’ Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.”
Joseph’s story was really a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ. Evil people thought they were going to kill Jesus, but God actually used the crucifixion as the one means of true salvation for all people, including for the people who killed Jesus.
Likewise, God can turn evil for good in our lives when we allow him to empower us to use these evil attacks as opportunities to show the love of Christ. For example, if you forgive someone who sinned against you, you are showing that person the power of God. Satan wants you to spread more hate in return, but if you respond with forgiveness, God gets the glory. Or another example would be if you learn so much from a bad relationship that you are then able to see what you need to see so you can enter into a true godly relationship one day, this is God turning evil into good.