All of us at times find ourselves and our futures seemingly in the hands of other people. Their decisions or their actions determine whether we get a good grade or poor one, whether we are promoted or fired, whether our careers blossom or fold. Sometimes those decisions or actions are benevolent, and sometimes they are wicked or careless. Either way they do affect us, often in a significant way. How are we to respond when we find ourselves seemingly in the hands of someone else? We need to understand that we can trust God, and understand the words of Joseph in Genesis 50:20 who said to his brothers, “You meant evil against me [when they sold him into slavery]; But God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” We need to remember that what is happening to us right now, has a greater purpose, and reason. We may never completely understand what that purpose or reason is, but it will be manifest in history. Sometimes, like Joseph we can look back in hindsight and recognize the plan of God, sometimes we do not get that answer, but history and time will reveal it (read the book of Ruth to see that plan and direction of God, and how it concludes with the historical perspective of God’s direction in her life). Remember we can trust God at all times, especially when we do not understand.