Genesis 50:19 And Joseph said unto them, fear not: for am I not in the place of God?
But as for you, ye thought evil against me: but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Have you ever crossed paths with someone that got a kick out of your apparent demise? They felt like they had the upper hand and watched with sadistic humor, as everything seemed to be crumbling around you? They waved a sense of control before you as if they were in charge of what happened in your life? They thought they controlled you with money, or past secrets?
I have! Ive come face to face with people who acted as if they had control over the destiny of my life and the lives of my family. They liked to rub in our faces the fact that they held the switch or so they thought!
You see when the enemy laughs in your face! When the enemy attempts to do you harm! When those around you cannot possibly wrap their head around how you can be so calm when everything around you seems to be falling apart you can stand with resolute assurance and proclaim: I AM IN THE PLACE OF GOD!
I am here to tell you many will not understand and many will mock your resolution, but when you know deep within that you are walking in DIVINE PROVIDENCE and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WILL HAPPEN IN YOUR LIFE WITHOUT GODS COMMAND, then as the enemy has their last laugh, you will know that the last laugh will be on them!
Regardless of how dark the prison may be! Regardless of how everything around you seems to be falling apart! Regardless of how nothing seems to work in your favor I encourage you today DO NOT GIVE UP! Everything is going to turn around just like it did for Joseph! His brothers who intended to do him harm and thought evil against him ended up on the other side of the table!
WHEN YOU ARE IN THE PLACE OF GOD GOD WILL TURN IT ALL AROUND!
Lord God Almighty! Thank You today for Your Word! Thank You for Your divine protection in the places that are not always pleasant to our human nature! Thank You for guiding every step even though those around us shake their head in confusion! Thank You Lord for not leaving us when we were thrown to the lions and thank You for walking in the midst of the fiery furnace with us! Thank You Lord the assurance that we are IN THE PLACE OF GOD! We thank You for the souls that will be reached and the lives that will be touched and we GIVE YOU ALL THE GLORY IN EVERY SITUATION! KNOWING THAT YOU ALWAYS TAKE WHAT THE ENEMY INTENDS FOR EVIL AND TURN OUT PURE GOLD!
We love You today and we praise You and we give you all the glory! AMEN!
Unfortunately, I know a whole lot of people who are waiting for me to fall down in defeat. I hear them saying they hope everything works out yet I hear the things that aren't being spoken aloud too. I've suddenly got friends who, as I become more vocal about my Christianity, are beginning to act differently towards me. It hurts at times, but I am strong because of my faith. As I said in one of my articles, persecution didn't just happen during Biblical times--it's alive and well today. Great article, as are all your articles. Thanks. Beth