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God will go beyond what you expected.
After Jacob was reunited with Joseph, He realised that God had even greater plans beyond what he was expecting. He was expecting to only see Joseph, but God kept Him to see His grandchildren also. Jacob thaught He had lost His favourite son, but little did He know that God was blessing Him in the times when he was grieving in His heart
Genesis 48:11 And I Israel said to Joseph, “I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring.
When Jacob found out from His children that Joseph had been killed by a wild beast , He was distressed.
When He heared Joseph was killed He said “Genesis 35: ” For I shall go down into the grave to my son in mourning.”. Little did He know that God had a completely different plan. Jacob was grieving and thought He had lost His favourite son Joseph. God’s thoughts were far above what Jacob was thinking.
Isaiah 55:9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Jacob is a man and can only be at one place at a time. But God is not a man, He is omnipresent and could see everything going on.
But God will not allow it to happen like that. Sometimes when we think we’ve lost, God is making us loose something to gain double.
When Jacob found out later on that Joseph was alive and decided to meet him ,He didn’t only get to see Joseph, but also got to see His grandchildren. Genesis 48:11 And Israel said to Joseph, ” I had not thought to see your face; but infact , God has also shown me your offspring.
What God has planned for us is beyond what our mind can comprehend if we follow through with Him. What if After Jacob heard the sad news about Joseph, He gave up. He wouldn’t have been able to see Joseph and His grandchildren.
1 corinthians 2:9 That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” So no matter how things look, hold on to God. Don’t give up. It may not be going the way you dreamed of it to be, but God will exceed your dreams if you just hold on to Him. Its when the sea rages that you hold on to the anchor strongly, so the storm does not blow you off the boat. Its when life gets tough you hold on to God and let Him anchor you. Because you cannot do it with your own strength.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
You don’t have the complete story of your life , but the author and finisher of your faith does.God almighty who creates a new day has, so HOLD on to Him. You can only see the view from where you are standing, but God can see the full picture.
Hold on to Him so your boat can be anchored through the storm to to a peaceful landing.
The storms will not last forever, He has power to calm down every storm and walk over every storm.
I can imagine how cheerful Jacob must have been when He saw Joseph and also His grandchildren. Just as He said “I had thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!” God has not neglected you, God will never neglect you. Its you that think because your prayers have not been answered He has. But he hasn’t. He has a time for everything. The fact that something bad has happened doesn’t mean He’s neglected you. He will make all things including good and bad work out for your good. All things will be beautiful in its time if you Just Hold on.
God loves you and wants you to hold on to Him and never let go no matter the storm.