When the unthinkable happens, it may seem impossible to believe that anything can overcome the emotional scars. Yet, the life of Joseph offers a powerful illustration of God's transforming power (Gen. 37 - 50). The brothers who sold him into slavery were sure he would take revenge on them (Gen. 50:15 - 17). But Joseph told them, "You meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive" (v 20).
When we place our desire for revenge in God's hands, we become participants in the remarkable process described by Paul: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Rom 12:21).
The defining moments of our lives are not determined by the evil done to us, but by our response through the grace and power of God.
Let danger drive you to Jesus.