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Wait Until Wednesday But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. Genesis 39:21 Recommended Reading Genesis 45:4-7 A tongue-in-cheek theological axiom concerning the will of God goes like this: If its Monday, and you want to know what Gods will is for Tuesday, just wait until Wednesday. The point of that saying is this: Gods will is always active, always ongoing, always being worked out -- even when circumstances are difficult. The mistake we make is thinking that Gods will can never involve discomfort or pain. We know for a fact that it was Gods will for Joseph to be taken to Egypt; Joseph himself said as much to his brothers. In fact, Joseph said it was God who sent him to Egypt (Genesis 45:4-7; 50:20). But Gods will was not just the end result -- Joseph being made second-in-command in Egypt. Gods will also included everything that resulted in that appointment -- like being cast into an Egyptian prison for a time. Even in that dark period, the LORD was with Joseph (Genesis 39:21), an indication that Joseph was clearly in Gods will. When your circumstances make you question Gods will, recommit yourself to His presence and His purposes. To know that nothing happens in God’s world apart from God’s will may frighten the godless, but it stabilizes the saints. J. I. Packer
Posted on: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:46:33 +0000

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