You'll get through this. We've either said that to someone, even ourselves, or have heard it said to us. It's a reassuring statement when facing a tough situation. It's also the title of Max Lucado's latest book You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times. Remember Joseph? He was the dude who got tossed into a well by his jealous brothers, sold into slavery, put in prison and more. And through it all God had a plan…a test.
He sent a man before them,
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
They afflicted his feet with fetters,
He himself was laid in irons;
Until the time that his word came to pass,
The word of the LORD tested him.
So, we talked with Max Lucado today about survival lessons from the life of Joseph. As Max wrote, "What’s your Joseph moment? Perhaps you’ve had many. From diseases to emotional hardships things happen in our lives that can leave us confused or hurt, and asking God, “why?”
As we explore alongside Max the hardships that Joseph endured, and his reactions to the situations, we pray that you will take away valuable lessons that show God is always working in your life and that You’ll Get Through This."
Here are some bits of wisdom Max Lucado shared this morning:
"To wait on God is to hope, to aspire, to trust. It's to envision an answered prayer and to live in an awareness of God."
"What is important for us during times of suffering is to not give up on God. He has not, nor ever will, give up on you."
"God does not promise a pain free life. But He does promise the redemption of your pain into something that is good."
And we were wondering, what's one tip you have that could help someone else "get through this"?
Listen to the entire interview