Joseph was a man who had been sold into slavery by his own brothers. After that, Joseph spent some time in prison even though he was innocent. God was bigger than Joseph’s stress and, praise His holy name, the Bible tells us that the Lord was with Joseph. When the Lord is with you, He is your strength. We can’t comprehend God’s bigger picture, but we can comprehend His word. This is what the LORD says— he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: ‘Do not be afraid.’ (Isaiah 44:2)
Like Joseph in the Old Testament, we were created in God’s image to be victorious representatives of His love. We have been saved, not to worry but to worship and be a witness of His saving grace. He has called you to be His witness as a vital part of a spiritual lineage.
Hannah shared, “My heart rejoices in the Lord…there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.” Mary proclaimed, “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.” Peter told Cornelius, “He [Jesus] was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God has already chosen…He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge…” Abraham named Mount Moriah “The Lord Will Provide.” The Samaritan woman declared, “We know that this man [Jesus] really is the Savior of the world.”
These witnesses couldn’t contain the Father’s goodness that had been placed in their hearts. They overcame their fears and stress because their faith was rooted in God. And once, by the mercy of God’s grace, their souls were allowed to hold victory they immediately shared His message. Our Father that made us will help us. We were given the precious gift of life to rejoice. We are alive to glorify. We breath to preach and testify.
No matter what setbacks the world might put in our way, we have already won. We have this day as a gift. Rejoice and be inspired to be our Father’s fearless witness.