Joseph really got it.

He saw the big picture.

Though we’ve had to rush through this story, the take-away is clear. Joseph paid a high price for sins that had been committed against him, but through the trials, he was blessed richly as God eventually used each circumstance for His good. My dear sister, our God is able to redeem anything and everything that we face or endure. Anything! No matter what you’ve been through, not matter the secrets you’ve been hiding or accusations you’ve been listening to, God is able to redeem you.

Do you believe that? He is waiting to show you the big picture. If you’ve been holding something back from God or resisting His healing, then it’s time for you to take your faith and trust to another level. No more safe living.

Let’s Pray 
Dear God, Help me see the big picture today.  I surrender my pain of __________ to Your greater purpose. You know what I’ve been through...and I know that You are faithful, compassionate, and able to redeem anything. Please turn my hurt into something that can be used for Your good!

In Jesus’ Name, 

Journal about what’s been redeemed in your life ... or about what you would like God to redeem.

Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Write this on the tablet of your heart today. Commit it to memory!

I’ve heard it said that, “When we work, we work … but when we pray, God works.” Seek Him earnestly today in prayer.  If you’d like to be drawn into His presence through music, turn up your speakers and check out Gwen's MUSIC PAGE on Face Book!

Today's devotion is an excerpt from Gwen Smith's book, Broken into Beautiful. In her book, Smith invites you to hear the stories of women with shattered dreams, shameful secrets, and damaged souls ... and of the loving heavenly Father who makes them beautiful again.

Gwen Smith is a worship artist, songwriter, speaker, and author. For more information, visit her website