Daily Verses: Genesis 37: 12-36.
Key Verse: Genesis 39:2a: “The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man.”
Joseph is an example of someone who has great resiliency towards pressure and difficult situations. From living a life of abundance and being his father’s favorite child, Joseph “stepped down” and became a slave and a prisoner. In this terrible condition, he never once complained or became angry. How was Joseph able to face all of these things without anger or disappointment? Because he knew who God was and believed in the Lord’s promise given to his ancestors, one of them being Abraham. Believing in the Lord’s promise allowed Joseph to be a resilient person. Many people back out of their ministry and the Lord’s calling over their life because when they face challenges and shakings happen, they lose focus on the Lord and His promises and the truth of His Word. But if we continue to focus on the Lord and not on man or our situations that we are facing, then when shakings do happen or when we face unfavorable conditions, we can stand firm and become resilient people.
Those who wait upon the Lord will never give up or lose hope.
I will always declare the Word of God and build up my faith.
Isaiah 40:31: But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
I will pray that the children of God will be strong.
DAILY BIBLE READING: NAHUM AND HABAKKUK