This is the third part of a series of blogs about the life of Joseph. To read the first and second part, click on the links below. 🙂
We ended the blog from Part 2 with Joseph being sent to prison because Potiphar’s wife had accused him of seduction.
We also said that this is probably the lowest point in Joseph’s life. An extremely unfortunate event happening in one’s life not just once, but twice can shake anyone’s faith . If I were in Joseph’s place I probably would have given up hope.
The LORD was with
However, if we look closely at the life of Joseph, I can’t help but notice God’s divine intervention in his life. The phrase: “The LORD was with…” had occurred four times in Genesis 39. Those four words of encouragement had occurred at the time of Joseph’s lowest moments. Was that just by chance or God’s holy timing? 🙂 I believe that it is God’s presence that helped Joseph navigate through his toughest times.
He’ll never leave us nor forsake us
God’s presence, or more specifically, awareness of His presence can be a huge difference maker when we’re in a very difficult situation. It helps knowing that the God of the universe is with you. This same God also promised us “I’ll never leave you nor forsake you…” (Joshua 1:5). God is with us all the time, in fact he promised it! Every time we doubt or get scared if God is still with us in the midst of our situation or circumstance, just remember his promise. He’ll never leave us nor forsake us. 🙂
God is for us
Not only that, but it also says in his word that “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). Of course, we shouldn’t twist God’s word into thinking that he approves of our sins, but what this means is that he has the best intentions for us “God works for the good of those who love him,” (Romans 8:28)
This is the same LORD who was with Joseph. This is the same God who is with us. Knowing this for a fact helps me look at things in a different perspective. This is helpful especially when I don’t understand all the things that are happening in my life.
Always remember this:
I have God who is with me! He’ll never leave me nor forsake me. He is for me. He works for my good and He has the best intentions for my life.
Whatever situation you may be in right now, trust that God is allowing these things to happen because something good will come out of it. 🙂
In Joseph’s life, something good came out of it. 🙂
To be continued once again.