Wrongfully Accused

Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound, and he was there in custody. But Yahweh was with Joseph, and showed kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. Gen. 39:20 WEB

Joseph was his father's favorite son. Though he had done nothing wrong, he was sold into slavery by his older brothers because of their jealousy and taken to Egypt. Joseph worked his way up to become the leader of that household. Though being a slave was bad enough, when Joseph refused to sleep with his master's wife, she falsely accused him of attempting to rape her and had him thrown into prison.

Joseph stayed positive during all of this and continued to use his gifts. Soon he was put in charge of the rest of the prisoners. When God's appointed time came, Joseph was released out of prison and he was promoted by Pharaoh to be the second-in-command of Egypt. Whatever Joseph did, God made it succeed. Was Joseph in God's perfect will while in prison? Strangely enough, yes. In the end, it could not have worked out any better. God's plans have many layers.

No matter where you are today, or how dark it looks, or how you got there, if you submit yourself to God and keep a positive attitude, it will work out for the best. The wrongs in your life will be made right. Like Joseph, when you have the chance to finally get even, don't. Forgive them, let them go, and you can enjoy the new wonderful life God has given you instead. God can turn the bad, into the good, and sometimes it can happen overnight.

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for the life that You have given me. Please breathe into my life and give me encouragement today. Lead me and help me make the right decisions. May Your will be done in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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