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I thought I understood God. Cocky, I know, but I did... And I loved the god that I thought I understood. Through the past couple of years I have realized how different God is than who I thought I knew. He is much fiercer, much more beautiful, his love is much deeper and his ways so, so good, beyond my understanding. So far above my understanding...

The story of Joseph has been a recurring theme for me. "You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good." This truth gave Joseph the ability to both accept his circumstances and to forgive those who had harmed and betrayed him. How that has helped me over and over again! Yes, that person had sinful, selfish, or hurtful motivations for what they did, but at the same time God meant it for good. This gives me the ability to see life for what it is, recognize the evil and not excuse it, but at the same time see God's goodness, provision, faithfulness and plans through it all. There is real evil in the world, and people are respo…