It works, no matter what.

A dear friend and blogging sis, Kate Kresse, has had the same idea I did.

Visiting last night via emails, we realized we were both planning the same post for today.

Can’t be just coincidence.

I mentioned a section of Scripture that encourages me in times such as ours, and she said she was posting on that very topic. So here we are.

Genesis 50:20-21 is one I use so often, I no longer have to research in order to find the reference. And with my memory, that’s a sure sign of much repetition. It goes:

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.”

Joseph recognized by his brothers, by Léon Pie...

Joseph recognized by his brothers, by Léon Pierre Urbain Bourgeois, 1863 oil on canvas, at the Musée Municipal Frédéric Blandin, Nevers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Although I feel attacked by the very leader I should admire and trust, although his stated aims are to make my life as hard as possible, although he cares not about right or wrong as long as he perceives he is “winning”, although I feel my life and livelihood are merely casualties in some gross political game, I am not to fear.

I get it.

No fear. God will bring good from this in spite of the intentions of the one who seems to be in control of us.

Because that one is not really in control.

God is.

We will stand in awe and see amazing things, and my fear is slowly slinking away.

Thanks, Kate!