In Touch Daily Devotions 17th June 2022, Friday Message
Read Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotions 17th June 2022 and be blessed
TOPIC: God Is Present Even in Dark Times
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Genesis 39:1-23
In Touch Daily Devotions 17th June 2022 MESSAGE
The story of Joseph illustrates how God’s sovereign hand guides His children when they go through a season of darkness. Joseph was rejected by his brothers, sold into slavery, falsely accused, and imprisoned. But in the midst of those terrible times, he experienced God’s favor.
Joseph didn’t comprehend the Lord’s intentions during those long years of slavery and imprisonment. After becoming second-in-command to Pharaoh, however, he recognized God’s purpose in allowing those lengthy struggles. Then Joseph testified to what he knew to be true: His brothers had meant to harm him, but God used all the hardship to accomplish a wonderful divine plan (Genesis 45:4-8; Genesis 50:20).
Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotions 17th June 2022 for Friday
This is a helpful story to remember when troubles hit. In dark times, we’re often tempted to feel neglected by God and may even become angry with Him for letting the situation persist so long. Though we, like Joseph, may have difficulty seeing beyond our present suffering, there is a bigger picture.
If you’re living in a season of hardship, have faith that God is using it for His glory and your eternal good. All your protests cannot thwart His purpose (Isaiah 14:27), so yield to His hand as He shapes you into His Son’s image. And remember that whether it’s apparent or not, our Father’s favor is with you.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 35-38
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: The Lord is not absent during our times of trouble. His purpose is steadfast.
In Touch Daily Devotions 17th June 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley. He is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.