Genesis 39:20b-21 Favor Even In Wrongful Imprisonment

But while Joseph was there in prison, the Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. Genesis 39:20b-21

Going through difficulties is very challenging and even more so when one is completely innocent of doing anything wrong. Generally, people focus on what is going wrong in their lives and how it is everyone or everything else’s fault, rather than looking at what is going well.

Most often people will fight back and rebel when falsely accused. They will refuse to do any more good since they are accused of being wrong.

Joseph was wrongly accused of attacking his master’s wife and was placed in prison. While there, he did what was right and was given kindness and favor with the warden.

Due to the actions of other people, some will be placed in very horrible or difficult conditions or positions. Those who have done wrong will recognize that they got what was coming to them. However, there are some who are innocent and yet still get hurt.

Rather than fighting back and being angry, the believer must be a person of integrity. He must give his best efforts and work as unto the Lord.

Usually, a person does not know or see the big picture as to why he is in a difficult spot. That may not be revealed by God until much later, however, it does not stop the person from doing what is right before God and man.

As one does the right thing, God can give him supernatural favor in the worst of difficult circumstances. God has the ability to turn the hearts and minds of the enemy into giving favor to those who put their trust in Him. He will also provide strength and His presence and guidance in the prisons of this life until one is released.

Someone may have wrongly accused you and put in some type of prison, whether a physical prison or social prison. As wrong as it was, you have two choices as how to react to it. You can either fight back, or you can trust God in your circumstance and use it to His glory.

God knows exactly where you are and what you are going through and have been through. As you trust in Him and live for Him, He will give you favor, even among your enemies and while in prison.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will trust God in every situation in your life; that you will live for God wherever you are; and that you will see God’s hand of kindness and favor in every prison man puts you in.

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