Genesis 50:20 (New International Version)
20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
I am amazed at the entire story of Joseph! God had a plan for his life, and even though it may have seemed quite opposite in Joseph’s eyes, God executed that plan with the perfection that only He has. Joseph’s brothers hated him (Gen. 37:4) and wanted nothing to do with him, so they plotted against him (Gen. 37:18) and sold him away. Now, if i were Joseph, i would loose all hope at this point, but that is not what we see in Joseph. All through his life, from his brothers selling him to being accused of rape and thrown into prison, Joseph is faithful that God will deliver him and protect him from harm. I believe that it is that faith that Joseph had in God that eventually placed him in a position of great authority (Gen. 41:41) and gave Joseph the opportunity to save the lives of many people and through it all forgive his brothers for what they had done to him!
God blesses those that put their trust in Him for everything! This is evident in the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and now Joseph. The Lord provided for all of these men and blessed them for their strong faith, trust, and love in and for Him. That is the kind of faith that i want: strong, bold, and steady faith!