As it turned out, God was with Joseph and things went very well with him…his master recognised that God was with him, saw that God was working for good in everything he did…He put him in charge of all his personal affairs…From that moment on, God blessed the home of the Egyptian – all because of Joseph. The blessing of God spread over everything he owned… [Genesis 39:1-6]
But there in jail God was still with Joseph: He reached out in kindness to him; he put him in on good terms with the head jailer…the head jailer gave Joseph free rein, never even checked on him, because God was with him, whatever he did God made sure it worked out for the best [Genesis 6:20-23]
Last time I wrote about walking with God I commented that walking with God is living life a higher level. Living life with a panoramic view. It’s that kind of view that Joseph had which kept him strong, despite his situation.
I guess we have a choice. We are either choosing to grow or we are choosing to try and maintain or worse still, we are just giving up. Walking with God is Gods way of growing us. It provides multiple opportunities for Him to show that He is always with us.
Think about it. Joseph is in a foreign land, sold for profit, bought as a slave, ending up in prison having been falsely accused. Yet all the time, God was with him.
Joseph is amazing. Could I hold on to my beliefs amidst such trials? It may seem almost impossible but I have to hope that I would have the strength and courage of my convictions. My trials may not have been that extreme but they have still been real to me.
Joseph reminds me of a few things…
God is all over it
I must not let go of the hope I have in my God
Even when I am not in control, God is
I can’t just believe in God when things go the way I want them to
If I say I believe in God then that’s through all circumstances, not just the good stuff
He makes sure that it, [whatever IT may be], works out for the best
May my walk with you God be as certain as Joseph’s was. May my walk with you God cause me grow and not to give up.