Don’t Lose Your Heart
Joseph is another biblical example of someone who found the favor of God in adversity. He was sold into slavery in Egypt, mistreated, and taken advantage of. But no matter what other people did to him, the Bible repeatedly says that favor of God was upon Joseph. Even when he was unjustly accused of rape and thrown into prison, he continued to thrive. The favor of God eventually caused him to be released, and he was put in charge of all Egypt’s agricultural affairs.
The favor of God came in the midst of a trial, in the midst of life’s challenges. When somebody is mistreating you, or you’re having financial difficulty, or your whole world is falling apart, expect God’s favor to show up. Start this morning.
If you will live with an attitude of faith, before long God’s favor is going to show up, and that difficult situation will turn around to your benefit. The Old Testament character Job went through one of the most trying times any person could ever endure. In less than a year, he lost his family, his business, and his health. He had boils over his entire body and no doubt lived in perpetual pain. But in the midst of that dark hour, Job said to God, “You have granted me life and favor” (Job 10:12)
Is it any wonder God restored to Job twice what he had before? Never give up on God!