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Today's Devotion: November 24
 

Wait Until Wednesday
 

But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Genesis 39:21

 

     

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Genesis 45:4-7

 

 

A tongue-in-cheek theological axiom concerning the will of God goes like this: If it’s Monday, and you want to know what God’s will is for Tuesday, just wait until Wednesday. The point of that saying is this: God’s will is always active, always ongoing, always being worked out—even when circumstances are difficult. The mistake we make is thinking that God’s will can never involve discomfort or pain.


We know for a fact that it was God’s will for Joseph to be taken to Egypt; Joseph himself said as much to his brothers. In fact, Joseph said it was God who sent him to Egypt (Genesis 45:4-7; 50:20). But God’s will was not just the end result—Joseph being made second-in-command in Egypt. God’s will also included everything that resulted in that appointment—like being cast into an Egyptian prison for a time. Even in that dark period, “the LORD was with Joseph” (Genesis 39:21), an indication that Joseph was clearly in God’s will.


When your circumstances make you question God’s will, recommit yourself to His presence and His purposes.


To know that nothing happens in God’s world apart from God’s will may frighten the godless, but it stabilizes the saints.1

J. I. Packer

 

1J. I. Packer, God’s Plans for You (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2001), 39.


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