Lord, help me to trust and obey you in my life journey

by Ron Squibb

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How many people want God’s will for their lives but do not always understand God’s plan to bring it to pass? Joseph had the dream but did not realize the process of fulfilling it.

In Genesis 37, we see that Joseph’s brothers are out taking care of the sheep. Jacob sends Joseph to go to be with his brothers. They see Joseph coming, and they devise a plan to kill him.

Genesis 37:23 – “So when Joseph arrived, his brothers ripped off the beautiful robe he was wearing. Then they grabbed him and threw him into the cistern.”

Then Judah, one of the brothers, saw a caravan of traders going to Egypt.

Genesis 37:26-28 – “What will we gain by killing our brother? We’d have to cover up the crime. Instead of hurting him, let’s sell him to those traders. After all, he is our brother. The brothers agreed. When the traders came by, they pulled Joseph out of the cistern and sold him to them for twenty pieces of silver. And the traders took him to Egypt.”

What a terrible story! But how many realize Joseph had to get to Egypt to fulfill the dream? God was working out the plan for Joseph and working out His plan in our lives as well.

Sometimes, the journey makes no sense, but we must walk by faith and know that God is still in control. Romans 8:28 tells us: “And we know that in all things God works together for the good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”

Lord, help me to trust and obey you in my life journey. “Because He that began a good work in me will bring it to the day of completion.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Pastor Ronald Squibb has been the International Christian Church (ICC) Lead Senior Pastor at State‎n Island, New York, since 2011. He draws many experiences from his over 40 years as a pastor and significant emotional life experiences.

His new book, Following the Journey with Jesus, which he co-authored with Daniel McNaughton, was recently published and is getting rave reviews. His daily devotional appears in this publication.

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