And the patriarchs [Jacob’s sons], boiling with envy
and hatred and anger, sold Joseph into slavery in Egypt;
but God was with him,
And delivered him from all his distressing afflictions and
won him goodwill and favor and wisdom and understanding
in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him governor
over Egypt and all his house. Acts 7:9, 10
Joseph’s brothers held nothing back. The word is very clear
how they felt about him. They were boiling with envy, hatred,
and anger toward him. They wanted to do him harm!
When they sold him as a slave they thought that was the
end of him!
I think the enemy does something similar. he brings things
in our lives to take us out, to do us harm. he doesn’t want
us fulfilling our destiny.
But he is seriously misinformed. Like Joseph, God is with
us in the desert, in the storm, in Egypt!
God had a plan for Joseph but he had to go to Egypt for it
to come to pass!
I believe we all have an “Egypt”
to go through but that is not the most important thing to
remember. The most important thing to remember is,
God is with you!
Because God was with Joseph in Egypt the word says,
He delivered him from ALL his distressing afflictions
(which in reality are many). God will deliver us as well.
He won him goodwill and favor and wisdom and
understanding in the sight of Pharaoh, King of Egypt!
Pharaoh made him governor over Egypt and all his house!
That is so crazy right! That all happened in Egypt!!
His brothers wanted to take him out but God stepped in
and turned things around. He delivered Joseph from
the evil plans of man.
God protected him. Anything could of happened to him
but it didn’t because God was with him!
Did Joseph understand at first? Off course not. He had
dreams in his heart, dreams he believed were from God!
But even though he was confused and even though he felt
abandoned, even though he was in fear, even though he
was rejected, even though he was misunderstood, even
though his faith in God waned, even though he was locked
God was with him through it all..…!
Friends, please let that truth sink in deep. He is
with us. He knows exactly where you are, what you are
facing. He has not abandoned you, He has not cast you
into the darkness, He has not disowned you, He doesn’t
want to harm you….never! He is with you. He loves you
with an everlasting love! Don’t ever forget that.
be encouraged…….God bless you!
Have a great weekend!