Did you know that I write devotions for authors?
I post one every Wednesday in the Christian Indie Authors group on Facebook that I help moderate, and they publish it on their website.
The devotionals will be available in a book some time next year, but if you are interested in reading them, you can find my devotions for authors on the Christian Indie Author blog each week. You can learn more about the Christian Indie Author Network here.
This Week’s Devotional
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good…” ~ Genesis 50:20
Joseph spoke the above words after he had been through a lot. His brothers were worried that he would hold a grudge against them, because let’s face it, he had every right to by human standards. However, he looked past the bad intentions, past the hurt, the pain, the wrong doings, and he saw what God did through all of those bad things.
A while back, I had a bad day (to say the least). I was behind on my work and trying to get caught up when it happened… My cat knocked over a vase that I had sitting on my desk, soaking everything: my research, notes, to-do list, keyboard, mouse, computer, laptop, spare printer paper, three of my notebooks, my work binder, a book, and all my notepads, along with myself and the clothes that I was wearing… I could go on, but I bet you get the point.
As I sat there lividly looking at the water and desperately dabbing at the electronics, the words of Joseph flew to my mind. I had just read them the night before and they just resounded in my heart. “God intended it for good.” I didn’t know what good could come out of wet electronics and ruined papers, but God didn’t call me to understand, He called me to trust.
So, as sat there sopping up the mess, I fought the urge to focus on all that was lost; the urge to focus on the things of this world. I had to shift my focus to how much greater God was then anything I could ever put on paper. My computer wasn’t ruined. The water had missed the power strip by an inch or two, so nothing fried. Yes, I lost some notes due to water damage, but it wasn’t the end of the world. God was still God, and I was still not…