Life is full of questions. We contend with questions all the time because unlike God, we are finite and lack exhaustive knowledge of what is before us. Questions are especially hard when we are walking through a difficult season and we want to know when and if the season will end.
Recording artist Matt Hammitt recently released his song “He Always Wins” and in the following video asks the important question: “Do I really believe that God always wins?”
Hammitt reflectively asks, “do I really believe that God always wins… even in our sin… in sickness… and in death?” This can be hard to believe, let alone feel, with our emotions. Fortunately, we have help in dealing with this tension through God’s word.
In the book of Genesis, we can read the account of the patriarch Joseph who was very acquainted with hardship and betrayal. Joseph suffered from the jealous ridicule of his brothers, left in a well in the desert, and sold into slavery. In spite of these significant challenges, God’s purposes were never thwarted, and it was Joseph’s trust in God’s purposes that allowed him to say: “Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done in the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20 (NIV)
Joseph was able to see that his personal trial was accomplishing far more than he could have imagined. May this encouragement from Matt Hammitt help you persevere in whatever trial you may be experiencing.
Does God always win? Watch this video, then tell me your story.Does God always win? Through our trails, our sin and sickness, it can be hard to believe, or at least be hard to feel. There’s a scripture I’m reminded of when I’m questioning whether or not God always wins. And maybe this will ring true with you today, if you’re going through a difficult trial. Remember the story of Joseph? Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers. He was also falsely accused of rape (at least the attempt) and thrown in prison. It seemed like he just kept going from one trial to the next. Read what what Joseph says later in life, in Genesis 50, when his brothers come before him to ask forgiveness. Joseph says, "Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done in the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20 (NIV) It took some time for Joseph to see it, but stories like this are scattered all throughout history and in the bible. And I want to tell you today, no matter what you’re going through, there is a story that is more interesting and intricate than you could ever understand and in the end, have faith that through it all, He always wins.In a few sentences, in this post just share something in your life, that you thought was meant to harm you, but that God has used for good. I’d love to hear your testimonies, about your hardships and how in the end, God wins through it all.Get the song "He Always Wins" here : http://fullcirclemusic.com/matt#HeAlwaysWins
Posted by Matt Hammitt on Tuesday, August 8, 2017