Sunday, January 27, 2013

On the path...

There are many bible verses that I call to mind, share with my kids when times are difficult...  most of them deal with faith, holding on when all things seem impossible or improbable. When I find myself wallowing in negative thought patterns, God delivers encouragement in His Word and through others.

We have been reading the bible in a chronological story format as a family the last couple of weeks. Today we finished the life of Joseph. He was betrayed and imprisoned...I can only imagine how he felt during these difficult years. Yet through it all, he clings to his faith in the God of his father Israel/Jacob. He relies on what he knows, not his circumstances.

Kay Arthur taught one time at a women's conference how God moves in the dark, He never rests or leaves us. He has a plan and purpose in every thing, every, little, thing. I have reflected on this truth countless times. This is evident throughout the life of Joseph.

Joseph was betrayed by his own family, his brothers. He was sold into slavery, sexually harassed by his master's wife, imprisoned for doing what was right. In spite of all the calamity in his life, he continued to do what was right and honor God. 

There is security in the one who trusts the Lord. 

When your heart is broken, trust in the Lord.

When you feel unloved, seek His love and trust in the Lord.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

No matter what you are facing, no matter how big your hurts, your struggles, God is at work. Trust Him, seek Him. 

"We are not changed by our promises to God, but by believing in the promises that God makes to us." - Craig Groeschel

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