You have to understand the levels or you will get lost in the layers.
I. There Are Layers, Levels, And Lengths When It Comes To Dreams, Purpose, And Pain
Genesis 50:17b,19-20 (ESV)
17 …And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him
19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? 20 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.
II. Alignment Understands It’s Placement Not Punishment
Job 1:20-22 (ESV)
20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” 22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.
III. Alignment understands, “There Is Purpose In My Pain!”
Acts 16:23-31, 34 (ESV)
23 And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, ordering the jailer to keep them safely. 24 Having received this order, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, 26 and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened. 27 When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” 29 And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas. 30 Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
34 Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.
IV. When Our Worship Is Aligned, Awesome Things Are Going To Happen