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“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8–9. When Things Don’t Turn Out How You Expect Have you ever prayed and felt like God was going to give you exactly what you wanted? Yeah. Me too. I’ve been crushed. I cried out to God and said, “Why is this happening to me?” “What are You trying to do?” In those moments of hopelessness, I wipe away my tears and decide to speak…

Do you ever feel like there’s something standing in the way of your relationship with God? One day during my morning devotionals, I was trying to pray. Maybe you’ve had similar days, when you’re trying to actively seek His presence and hear from Him, but nothing seems to happen. The prayers feel stagnant, and you’re sitting there in silence. That morning, I had read Deuteronomy 11:22, where Moses advised the Israelites to love the Lord, walk in His ways and hold fast to Him. So here I was, trying to cling to Him, but I felt something holding me back.…

“But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” Genesis 50:20, KJV. The story of Joseph is one of the most well known accounts of scripture. If you are unfamiliar with Joseph’s life, I encourage you to take some time this week and read through Genesis chapter 37 to chapter 50. It is one of the most riveting stories I’ve read because it deals with the human condition and parallels many things I have experienced personally. Joseph’s life was fraught…