None of us really look forward to pain. We may act all tough and stoic and steadfast, but in reality we don’t want to feel the burn, the sting, or the punch.
And yet, God is content to allow suffering in our lives to bring about his purposes and plans. In fact, it seems as if he even ordains suffering to serve his ends.
While this is hard for us to grasp conceptually, we can see it happen on the page before us as we look at the Scriptures. This week we will watch God use suffering in Joseph’s life to accomplish His glorious plan.