THE HOLDING PLACE

While Joseph was there in the prison, the Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.

Genesis 39:21

Does singleness sometimes feel like a jail to you? God is with you! He’s still covering you with His favor and love. Though single life may, at times, seem to be a “hard time” for something that’s not a crime, nothing could be further from the truth.

In our alone time God sometimes does His best work in us. He reveals Himself in sweet ways that we wouldn’t experience in any other place or season of life. So we can treasure this time and place we’re in. it is often far too short-lived and underappreciated until it is over. God has His own way of getting our attention and setting us apart for Him. How long will we have to wait before we’ll be released? As long as it takes for Him to finish what He’s begun in us. Then and then will we move to the next stage of living and loving. In the end, we’ll thank our heavenly Father for all His refining work. In the meantime, let’s study to be good students of what He is teaching so we can pass this test with flying colors.

In what ways do you feel hindered in your life? What could God be pointing out during this time? What test has been difficult for you to pass?

Dear heavenly Father, help me not fight this time of testing and waiting. Show me the good so I can embrace where I am now. I want to nurture a grateful heart. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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