Fresh Hope – 24th September 2016

I want to encourage you today not to give up on your dream – not to give up on God’s promise to you.
Just because things don’t go as planned, that is no reason to give up.

I love the story of Joseph, it teaches us that no matter what goes wrong, keep believing for God’s promise and God’s best for your life.
He was misunderstood by his family, thrown into a pit and then sold into slavery by his own brothers.

Then he ended up in a strange country far from home, where he was wrongly accused by Potiphar’s wife and thrown into prison through no fault of his own.
He was forgotten by the chief butler when he asked him to remember him and he had to stay in prison for a few more years.
But then…He interpreted a dream and became ruler of Egypt!

He had lots of reasons to give up, lots of negative things happened and nasty surprises came along the way – yet he realised that every time, God was still with him. Even when things made no sense, God was all over Joseph’s life.

Be encouraged today, whatever your circumstances or situation, God is watching for your persistence and patience, and He is looking for your heart and attitude even in the midst of your troubles.
Your promise is just around the corner, because God never forgets a promise.

Pastor Gillian

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