Friday – January 26, 2024

Genesis 49-50; Galatians 4

by Kelli Simpkins 

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Gen. 50:20

Let’s face it, Joseph went through it. His story could be accompanied by violin and dripping in “oh, woe is me”.  But here at the end of Genesis, we, like Joseph, can see how God worked all of it for good.

We are reminded of God’s promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, which will continue in Exodus, where we’ll see the Israelites go through it.

When you’re going through it, you feel so alone. You can’t see the forest for the trees. It’s easy to get bogged down in the details and miss what God is trying to accomplish through you. This is where we must work that faith muscle. Build it up through prayer and trust. Then you may find peace in knowing that, just like Joseph, you are never alone.


  1. Lori Rowell says:

    Thanks for the reminder! I started the day off by complaining-about the laundry, the kitten, etc. The Holy Spirit reminded me that I am too blessed to be stressed! In comparison to Joseph, laundry seems like the least I can do!