You’ll Get Through This

Happy Sunday, ladies! We are headed to church this morning, and I’m excited to say the sun is shining. Finally!

Over the last month, I’ve been studying the life of Joseph, Jacob, and Rachel’s son. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Joseph, but his story is found in the book of Genesis.

His life is full of ups and downs, and yet through everything, Joseph remained faithful to God. Here is a short summary of his life:

  • His brothers wanted to kill him but ended up selling him into slavery.
  • He was eventually sold to Potiphar and became his personal servant, and subsequently his household’s superintendent. Here, Potiphar’s wife tried to seduce Joseph, which he refused. Angered by his running away from her, she made a false accusation of rape, and thus assured his imprisonment.
  • While in prison, he was put in charge of prisoners. Joseph interpreted Pharoah’s dream while in prison and was eventually placed in charge of Egypt.
  • Due to a famine, Joseph’s brothers meet in Egypt, and the family is eventually reunited.

There is so much that we can learn from Joseph’s life. One is that life is not fair, and it doesn’t always turn out the way we think it should, but there is hope in the midst of turbulent times.

Max Lucado, pastor, and author, says this about life…..

Life is a wonderful gift from God, and most people do all they can to hold on to the one they’ve been given. But let’s face it. Sometimes life can take you by surprise, and not in a good way. It can slap you upside the head and drag you down into a roiling sea of desperation, anger, hurt, confusion, pain, and any number of other feelings and emotions, you would rather not visit, much less make your abode.

At times, the clouds covering us from our undesired circumstances can be so dark, so oppressive, so consuming we question whether we will even survive, let alone dare to hope we could ever thrive again.

For some, the experience cuts so deep into the quick of life that the foundation of their faith quakes and they begin to doubt God, His goodness, His power, His care and awareness, even His very existence.

But, You’ll get through this.
It won’t be painless.
It won’t be quick.
But God will use this mess for good.
Don’t be foolish or naive.
But don’t despair either.
With God’s help, you’ll get through this.

One of the familiar verses from Joseph’s life is Genesis 50:20, You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.

Whatever you are going through today, know that God can take your mess and make it your message. Don’t lose hope!

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  1. This song got me through some really tough days back in 2016. We’re nearly to the 3 year mark of our sons arrest and incarceration, but I am seeing the Hand of God in many ways. That’s a beautiful passage from Max, he has a way with words… Thank you for sharing this message.

  2. Thank you for this message. My husband is going through a tough health issue that definitely needs medical science, strength and prayers!

  3. Wow! I think it’s obvious by the huge response that your Daddy was right- giving you the nudge gave us all much needed encouragement at just
    the right time. Thank you, Cyndi, and be sure and thank your Daddy! 💕💕💕

  4. This song was just what I needed to hear tonight. Struggling with the loss of my husband of 27 years a year ago to cancer. Sunday’s are really hard. After church to come home to the quiet house alone. Thank you for posting this today.

  5. Do not feel guilty that you take a Sunday to rest and renew. You have a wonderful blog that I look forward to daily, but Mon through Friday for fashion which I so enjoy. Then perhaps Saturday for your extended Beauty for the Heart because I so love your perspective and encouragement that so speaks His truth and Word. Receive His grace and rest. Blessings!

  6. Thank you for sharing. It’s really true, and your message was much needed. I look forward to your post and fashion tips. 💖✝️ Have a blessed day.

  7. Thank you for today’s post. We lost our daughter, her daughters lost a mother and her sister lost. It has been almost 3 years and it is still very sad for all. Your words regarding God give some comfort

  8. Thanks for this message today Cindi. We are indeed in the refiner’s fire. My husband was diagnosed with ALS just over a year ago. We’ve been both incredibly lifted by the Holy Spirit but we’ve also been really low, wondering if God hears our cries. Thank you for affirming that God will use all of this for His glory even when I can’t see it. Hugs!

  9. Thank you, Cyndi, for this encouraging message. My sister is going through a very difficult health challenge. I plan to share this with her.

  10. Thx for this message & reminder of Joseph’s life & God walks w us no matter. . It really gave me a boost to get through things going on in my life. God bless!

  11. Perfect timing! Our community recently lost 4 teenage girls’ lives in a tragic car accident – they were each 15/16 years old (and one that is in serious condition)…..the community has been struck pretty hard and it is with courage and our faith in God that, although hard to understand grasp, we will all get through this time of uncertainty. We are wishing the girls’ families so many blessings and prayers during their time of struggle. Thank you for your post, Cyndi!

    1. Cyndi Thanks so much for your message my husband lost his voice to throat cancer in 2002 and now I have to have a mass removed from my face on July 12. But I know God will bring me thur this just got to believe and trust his word. Thanks for your Dad and for you..

  12. I do agree we all need a respite at times and it can become comfortable there. But Thank you for your message. Thank your father for giving you a nudge. 😊😉

  13. Thank you for your devotion today. It was perfect for me to keep on track. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday & a great week ahead. 💕

  14. Where did the max lucado quote come from? What book? Great message today — my son needs to hear this and I’d like to direct him to the source of the quote. Thanks.

  15. Thank you Cyndi for using your fashion blog as a platform to share your faith… perhaps not always an easy thing to do… I just finished a book by Dr. Jeremiah called A Life Beyond Amazing. Thank you for all you do.
    Blessings
    Karen

  16. Cindy,
    I have been a follower for a long time by have never left a comment. I just finished having a conversation with my husband about separating/divorce and saw your post. I needed to hear this so much! I am so scared for my kids ( 16 and 13 yrs old. We are going to try and do this in the most amicable way possible, but I know it is going to hurt my kids tremendously. Thank you for this message! Keep my kids in your prayers

  17. thank you and a special thank you to your father..
    Joseph’s story is so totally a story of hope. Another huge step in the story bringing us the our Savior.

  18. Thank you so much for this Sunday’s post, Cyndi—I really needed it. Our precious Chihuahua, Miggy, had to be sent over the Rainbow Bridge a little over two months ago and I have wept with despair and grief every single day since then. I cannot believe he’s not with me, his living eyes looking up at me so trustingly…and there was nothing I could do to save him! I want him BACK. And God won’t give him back. I need to get over my anger at the Lord. This column and quote helped quite a bit. I will keep it and refer to it when I feel a breakdown coming (and there have been many). Miggy was Pure Love, total Innocence and completely nonjudgmental. Maybe this is why I miss him so; he loved ME completely as I loved HIM. And now, he is gone from me. Thank you for letting me get this out. Family and friends are fed up with me, and I feel very alone, except for my husband who is also grieving the loss of his “little buddy”. 💔😔💔🙏🏻💔

  19. Thank you for your Sunday posts! You work so hard and I love your daily fashion and life. But, your Daddy’s “checking up on you” and asking about Sunday posts is something my Daddy would do! It tickled me! You write lovely Sunday stories. Thank you, Cyndi!

  20. Great message today, Cyndi! Keep writing your Sunday post. It’s always great hearing the Good News from you. Thanks for your stories and the Biblical insight you bring to us.

  21. A wonderful message on how Joseph’s life story can be so applicable today. Have a great Sunday and looking forward to your post tomorrow.