Thursday, June 14, 2012

Overwhelmed

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All these things are against me. Genesis 42:36


These words were spoken by Jacob in a moment of despair. He was still grieving over the loss of his son Joseph. Then he receives word that  his son Simeon is in prison, in the land of Egypt. And he also is told that if he wants any more food during this famine he will have to let his youngest son Benjamin go to Egypt.  In that moment everything seemed to be caving in around him, it seemed from every angle nothing was working out, that indeed, "ALL WAS AGAINST HIM." 
However Jacob had no idea what God was about to do in his life. He didn't know that the Lord was using the famine  to ultimately preserve his posterity. He didn't know that Joseph was still alive. In only a short amount of time Jacobs sorrow would be turned to Joy. His mourning would be turned to laughter. The son whom he had grieved over all these years, he would embrace once again. 

The bible tells us that we are MORE than conquerors through him who loves us. And although at this moment, it may appear that all things are against you, the LORD declares in His Word that He is for you! So if God be for you, who can be against you? Furthermore the Bible says that God is working ALL things together for your good. God is on your side. If you are overwhelmed today remember the prayer of the Psalmist when he said, "From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2