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  • Devo for June 1

    Your Pain for a Higher Purpose

    God promises, “When you pass through the waters, I’ll be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, nor will the flame scorch you.” (Isaiah 43:2) Will your unhappy marriage become happy in a heartbeat? Well not likely.

    Does God guarantee the absence of struggle?

    Not in this life.

    But He does pledge to reweave your pain for a higher purpose.

    It won’t be quick.

    Joseph was 17 years old when his brothers abandoned him. He was 37 when he saw them again. Another year passed before he saw his father.

    Sometimes God takes His time. But remember thatmyou are a version of Joseph in your generation. His story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil. And what Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.

    You will get through this.

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    Max Lucado/You'll Get Through This