shutterstock_98725346But now that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers became afraid.  Now Joseph will pay us back for all the evil we did to him,” they said.  So the sent this message to Joseph:”Before your father died, he instructed us to say to you:’Forgive your brothers for the great evil they did to you.’ So we, the servants of the God of your father, beg you to forgive us.”  When Joseph received the message, he broke down and wept.  Then his brothers came and bowed low before  him.  “We are your slaves,” they said.  

But Joseph told them, “Don’t be afraid of me.  Am I God, to judge and punish you?  As far as I am concerned, God turned into good what you meant for evil.  He brought me to the high position I have today so I could save the lives of many people.  No don’t be afraid.  Indeed, I myself will take care of you and your families.”  And he spoke very kindly to them, reassuring them.

This is such a great example of Jesus!  How often do we give into fear and rehash our past wrongs? We literally bathe in them!

Jesus’ act on the cross removes your guilt when you ask Him to be the Ruler of your life.  Not only has He forgiven you, but He will care you and your families.  He is for you!

Stop regurgitating your old sin.

Instead, thank Jesus for His grace and His tender care.  Walk in joy knowing that the One who can forgive you has, and share the good news with another!