Have you ever felt as if a "dark cloud" was hanging over your head? I know I have. For the past several weeks, I have felt as if all my "joy" has been sucked out of me. My heart has been heavy for my family and friends that are going through so many trials in their life at this time.
As I am going through this darkness, it has taken me on a journey to find the light that God gives to each one of us.
In the book of Genesis, the story of Joseph shows me that God is always with me.
"But while Joseph was there in the prison, the Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden." Genesis 39:21. The notes for this verse tells me that, as a prisoner and slave, Joseph could have seen his situation as hopeless. Instead, he did his best with each small task given him. His diligence and positive attitude were soon noticed by the warden, who promoted him to prison administrator. As we go through situations, we need to follow Joseph's example by taking each small task and doing our best. God turned Joseph's situation around. God will see our efforts and He can reverse even overwhelming odds.
God is with each one of us, as He was with Joseph.
As I look at this picture, I see the "dark clouds" and the light of God shining through. This week, I will be seeking the "light" that God wants me to discover.