Joseph - Stuck in pit
a long time ago.
Updated a long time ago.
Story of Joseph is in the bible for this reason. Teach us to trust God when all seems to be against us. Genesis 37:1-4 GNT
Joseph was spoiled. His father Jacob pampered him. Brothers worked all day. Joseph played all day. Lets zoom in what occurs when Joseph brothers caught him 60 miles from his Dad’s protection. Genesis 37:23-25 NRSV
He’s stripped of his robe and thrown into a pit ...dark place.
From one moment to the next. We may find ourselves in a pit. Pits have no easy exits. The story of Joseph is in the bible to offers us a spiritual reality check that ...
Pits are real.
Pits are not painless.
God does not guarantee the absence of pits.
God’s will use pit experiences for good.
Let’s fast forward to something Joseph says...that will be the anchor to this series. Genesis 50:20 NKJV
You meant evil against me... in the original language its meaning ... to weave.
God is the Master Weaver.
What satan intends for evil, God, the master Weaver and Builder, redeems for good. You are the version of Joseph in your generation.
You carry something of God within you. Something noble and holy something the world needs. Some people never recover from a pit BUT in God’s hand intended evil becomes eventual good. Joseph will be the first to tell you that life in the pit stinks yet it forces you to look upward. How Can I Develop “You’ll Get Through This” Attitude?
Read & Meditate on Genesis 37.
Add to your thought process ...God will use my pit experiences for good. Be assured ... God is always weaving goodness in you.