I have a friend who is going through a difficult test, and these days she told me with tears in his eyes, “I cannot see beyond this day Karla, I can only live one day at a time.”
And the truth is that I understand, and I know it’s not easy to see the hope that there will be a day where this hard time will pass and a new day will be. My friend, even when you can’t see that hope, God is still with you during the lowest moments of your life and He will do great things through this time.
Look what happened to this man named Joseph in the Bible. This man suffered many injustices; he was sold by his brothers to slavery and was also imprisoned for several years for a crime he did not commit. The wonderful thing is what God did with him during this difficult time.
“21 But the Lord was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love. And the Lord made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden. 22 Before long, the warden put Joseph in charge of all the other prisoners and over everything that happened in the prison. 23 The warden had no more worries, because Joseph took care of everything. The Lord was with him and caused everything he did to succeed. “(Genesis 39: 21-23).
God did not abandon Joseph in prison. He showed Joseph his unfailing love and gave him his divine favor. Do you understand what it means to have God´s favor? With God´s favor you have privileges, strength and peace that you cannot even comprehend. What was supposed to be a disaster, God turned into success. He gave Joseph privileges in prison that nobody had. He gave him the strength and peace to move forward. With God by his side, the worse time of Joseph´s life had become a blessing and a preparation period for something incredible.
When Joseph was released from prison he was promoted to the highest position in Egypt; he became the right hand of Pharaoh. God always had in mind a good plan for Joseph, even though Joseph could not even imagine the great future that awaited him.
Today I say to you my friend; God is with you as He was with Joseph. You may not see the great future God has for you and you may be just living one day at a time but God is still there. He is surrounding you with his love and favor. So hold on to the One who loves you with everlasting love and let Him marvel you with his favor even during this trial time.