30 Bible Verses About What the Enemy Meant for Evil, God Will Use for Good

Genesis 50:20 – God’s Purpose in Our Trials

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.”

Romans 8:28 – All Things Work Together for Good

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Job 42:12 – God Restores What Was Lost

“And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.”

Acts 7:9-10 – Joseph’s Journey of Redemption

“And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him and rescued him out of all his afflictions and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him ruler over Egypt and over all his household.”

Jeremiah 29:11 – God Has Plans for Our Future

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Psalm 119:71 – Affliction Leads to God’s Goodness

“It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.”

Isaiah 61:3 – Beauty for Ashes

“to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.”

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1 Peter 5:10 – God Restores and Strengthens

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”

Proverbs 16:7 – God Makes Even Enemies Be At Peace

“When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies be at peace with him.”

Romans 12:19 – Leave Vengeance to God

“Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’

Exodus 14:13-14 – God Fights Our Battles

“And Moses said to the people, ‘Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.’

Isaiah 54:17 – No Weapon Formed Against Us Shall Prosper

“no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

Psalm 105:17-19 – Joseph’s Deliverance from the Pit

“he had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave. His feet were hurt with fetters; his neck was put in a collar of iron; until what he had said came to pass, the word of the Lord tested him.”

Isaiah 40:31 – Those Who Wait on the Lord Renew Their Strength

“but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Psalm 23:4 – God’s Presence in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Romans 12:21 – Overcoming Evil with Good

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Psalm 34:19 – God Delivers the Righteous from Affliction

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 – God’s Power Made Perfect in Weakness

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Psalm 138:7 – God’s Protection in the Midst of Trouble

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.”

Isaiah 54:15 – No Weapon Formed Against Us Shall Prosper

“If anyone stirs up strife, it is not from me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you.”

Lamentations 3:57 – God Is Our Comforter

“You came near when I called on you; you said, ‘Do not fear!’

Psalm 119:165 – Great Peace for Those Who Love God’s Law

“Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.”

2 Timothy 4:18 – The Lord Rescues Us from Every Evil Attack

“The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”

Psalm 103:2-5 – God’s Benefits to His Children

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

1 Peter 2:23 – Entrust Our Lives to God

“When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.”

Psalm 118:6 – The Lord Is on Our Side

“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

James 1:2-4 – Trials Produce Endurance

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

Psalm 73:26 – God Is the Strength of Our Hearts

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Matthew 11:28 – Christ Gives Rest to the Weary

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

James 4:7 – Submit to God and Resist the Devil

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Romans 8:37 – More Than Conquerors through Christ

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

Psalm 34:18 – God Is Near the Brokenhearted

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 – Troubles Will Not Crush Us

“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”

Nahum 1:7 – The Lord Is a Stronghold in the Day of Trouble

“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.”

Psalm 34:4 – God Delivers Us from All Our Fears

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.”

2 Thessalonians 3:3 – The Lord Is Faithful to Protect

“But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”

Psalm 46:1-3 – God Is Our Refuge and Strength

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – God Comforts Us in Our Afflictions

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

2 Timothy 1:7 – God Gives Us a Spirit of Power and Love

“for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

Psalm 55:22 – Cast Your Burden on the Lord

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

Luke 9:62 – No One Who Puts His Hand to the Plow and Looks Back

“Jesus said to him, ‘No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.’

Psalm 55:16-17 – Evening and Morning and Noon

“But I call to God, and the Lord will save me. Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice.”

Matthew 6:34 – Do Not Worry about Tomorrow

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear Not, for I Am with You

“fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

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