Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, “It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.”
(Genesis 41:51 NIV)
Joseph endured many hardships in his life. Out of jealousy, his brothers sold him into slavery, and while living with his master, Joseph was wrongfully accused and thrown into prison where he suffered some more. Yet, years later, when his first child was born, Joseph named him Manasseh saying, “It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.” Joseph could look back at his life and testify that God had truly helped him forget all of his troubles. The proof? When he later encountered his brothers, he forgave them and looked after them during the time of famine, instead of trying to repay them for what they had done to him. Like Joseph, many others have experienced God’s healing, which has allowed them to forget the wrong done to them.
God helps us to forget all of our trouble and pain.