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It’s amazing how quickly life can turn on us from good to bad, from easy to hard. All it takes is one phone call, a doctor’s report, a negative interaction or conversation with someone, an unsettling letter, email or piece of bad news. Every day, in someone’s life, storm clouds roll in.
Exodus 1 tells us the story of Joseph as the Prime Minister of Egypt. Everything went very well with Joseph and his family for many years. Even after Joseph died, God’s people enjoyed great blessing, favor, and fruitfulness in the land of Egypt. Then something happened that changed everything, Exodus 1:8 (NIV) “Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to power in Egypt.”
This one verse represents a turning point for God’s people in Egypt. Suddenly, the Israelites’ sunshine turned to darkness. With the change in the Egyptian government came a terrible change in attitude toward the Israelites. Practically overnight they went from freedom to slavery. Yet God didn’t forget them or forsake them. He eventually delivered them.
There’s an important lesson in this for us. As a believer of Jesus Christ, you are not immune to hardness, trouble, difficulties or pain. Being a Christian doesn’t guarantee a continually rosy life. There are times when life gets hard. In the hard times never forget that God hasn’t forgotten or forsaken you!