Genesis 50:20 - Joseph wrote about his brothers, "You meant to throw me in the pit for evil, but God turned it for good for the saving of many lives."
There is such a lot of negative and "bad stuff" that happens in our world, that it leaves even the greatest optimist filled with second thoughts. When I read the story of Joseph, and especially this verse, it gives me some hope. What could potentially derail us, may just end up being used to bear witness to Jesus and help a lot of other people.
Hang in there if you feel as if you have been thrown into the pit - God has a way of graciously bringing good from this.
Living in Grace