You know that under pressure,
your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors.
Let it do its work…James 1:2-4 (MSG)
I find the character of Joseph echoes throughout this verse, not just because colors are mentioned.
When Joseph was sold by his brothers into slavery, his true character was forced out into the open, for he did not have the luxury of hiding from his owners. And God’s favor clearly rested on him as Joseph kept strong in the faith. He was with him, despite all the ups & downs Joseph faced.
When the storms and chaos comes, the faith you have within comes to the surface.
- Is your faith deeply rooted?
- Easily pulled up with the first gust of wind?
- Well soaked so it can withstand a dry season?
Our character is shown through the pressures of life.
May yours, and mine, be a reflection of the God we adore as we dig down deep for all He has for us in this life.
Like Joseph, may we depend on God alone as our foundation when our identity has been stripped away, our hearts broken, ad the road ahead unclear.