Daily Devotion: Faithful in Captivity
The Bible in One Year: Psalms 31–32; Acts 23:16–35
Today's Bible Reading: Genesis 39:6–12, 20–23
While Joseph was there in the prison, the LORD was with him. Genesis 39:20–21
Haralan Popov had no idea what turn his life would take when the doorbell rang early one morning in 1948. Without any warning, the Bulgarian police took Haralan away to prison because of his faith. He spent the next thirteen years behind bars, praying for strength and courage. Despite horrible treatment, he knew God was with him, and he shared the good news of Jesus with fellow prisoners—and many believed.
In the account from Genesis 37, Joseph had no idea what would happen to him after he was mercilessly sold by his angry brothers to merchants who took him to Egypt and sold him to Potiphar, an Egyptian official. He found himself in a culture surrounded by people who believed in thousands of gods. To make things worse, Potiphar’s wife tried to seduce Joseph. When Joseph refused repeatedly, she falsely accused him, leading to his being sent to prison (39:16–20). Yet God didn’t abandon him. Not only was He with Joseph, but He also “gave him success in everything he did” and even “showed him kindness and granted him favor” with those in authority (39:3, 21).
Imagine the fear Joseph must have felt. But he remained faithful and kept his integrity. God was with Joseph in his difficult journey and had a master plan for him. He has a plan in mind for you too. Take heart and walk in faith, trusting He sees and He knows.
—ESTERA PIROSCA ESCOBAR
What difficult situation have you experienced—perhaps one in which you were falsely accused? Why is it vital for you to maintain your integrity?
God, thank You for being with me always, even when life’s circumstances cause me to be uncomfortable. Help me to be faithful to You.
God never said that this journey of our lives would be an easy one, but He did say that we would never have to face anything alone. 🙌🏼
You are NOT alone today, no matter how numb you may feel. Trust Him for the victory in ALL areas of your life. Surrender and let HIM fight the battle... when you don’t have the strength!
I Corinthians 15:57 ...
منظور از آیه ی وجعلنا کدوم آیه اس؟ 🤔
جمله های ناب :
نگاه معنی داری کرد و گفت :
دشمنی بزرگتر از شیطان هم وجود دارد؟!
حضرت علی علیه السلام :
دشمن ترین دشمنانت، نفس شیطان درونی توست!
Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
Romans 8:26-28 MSG