Longest school day ever. We have a lot of catching up to do since this school year hasn't gone the way I had hoped. Need wisdom on what to hold onto and what to let go of during this new season. I definitely hear the call to rest and to get well but no clue what that looks like. Part of me just wants to plow through like crazy and make up for the ground that has been lost especially knowing that the start of next could be a slow one with a new little brownie. Give me eyes for eternal things Lord. Help me, help us to choose wisely.
God's chosen people are crazy dysfunctional. Oh how He loves all of His hot messes. It is interesting that to some God chooses to bestow His abundant grace and to others the consequences are swift and severe. The Lord knows the heart. That is so very comforting and terrifying all at once.
Joseph is a prideful young chap with the world at his finger tips who suddenly has to walk a very confusing and painful road. He remains true to The Lord during the times of favor and during the times of hardship. I'm sure at times even Joseph wondered why even while trusting that God is good. God saw the whole picture and knew that Joseph's hardships were not only going to prepare him for the future but also put him at the right place at the right time.
Holding fast to this verse tonight.
But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. (Genesis 39:21 ESV)
The Lord has been ever so gracious to us in the midst of the chaos and has shown us His steadfast love. I know He has a plan for us and even though I have no idea why the heck things have happened the way that they have I rest assured that He knows all. His hand is upon us and He is leading and guiding us along the way.