February 24, 2023
GOD SHOWS FAITHFUL LOVE
The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master.
Genesis 39:2 NLT
But the Lord was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love. And the Lord made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden. Before long, the warden put Joseph in charge of all the other prisoners and over everything that happened in the prison. The warden had no more worries, because Joseph took care of everything. The Lord was with him and caused everything he did to succeed.
Genesis 39:21-23 NLT
Life has no guarantees of constant peace and joy. Jesus promised in this world we will have problems. Even when we are in the right place, doing the right thing, and obeying God we can encounter problems. Joseph is a prime example. God had given him a dream of being a leader. However, God never showed him that to get to his destiny he was going to become a slave and then a prisoner. The path to his destiny was not an easy path. I believe it was the clarity of the dreams that kept Joseph moving forward in slavery and prison. The key in walking through the difficulties of life is found in five words, “the Lord was with Joseph.” The Lord was with Joseph when he was a slave in Potiphar’s house. The Lord was with Joseph when he was in prison. God is not just with us on the top of the mountain, He is with us in the pain and confusion of life. Learning to be aware of the presence of God is vital to reaching our destiny. If we believe Satan’s lie that we are all alone and God has left us, we will give in to doubt, depression, worry, and anxiety. But when we know that God is with us, we can endure anything. God is with us today. God is working for us today. God is going to bring us to our destiny.
Holy Spirit help me be aware of Your presence with me today. Help me to lean heavily into Your wisdom, strength, and provision. I know that I don’t have to do this alone.
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