He took Joseph and threw him into the prison where the king's prisoners were held. But the Lord was with Joseph there, too. (Genesis 39:20,21)
How many times have you heard or uttered, Life is Unfair?
This could have been the cry of Joseph in Genesis 37 and 39. Being thrown into a pit, then sold into slavery, and put into prison (none of which was his fault) is enough to make a grown man cry. Was Joseph the only person who ever experienced unfairness?
Moses was accused of trying to kill the Israelites with thirst -- God supplied water from a rock. David's son Absalom tried to steal the kingdom -- God rescued David. Daniel was thrown into the lion's den -- God shut the lion's mouths.
Believers and unbelievers today are not exempt from false accusations and unfair treatment from the hands of a corrupt society.
A school teacher puts his arm around a girl's shoulder to comfort her and is accused of inappropriate behavior. A pastor refuses the attentions of a female church member only to be falsely accused of harassment. How do we handle these unjust situations?
The key is found in Genesis 39:21 and 23, "The Lord with with Joseph there." When God is with you, even a prison cell can become a place of blessing. Praise is the key that unlocks the door of your prison cell. Write three things that you can praise God for today.