Those are some very powerful words written and some of the most powerful words you will ever read. Joseph was protected by the presence of God.
“The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man.” (Gen 39:2)
There’s no better place than the place where God places you. There is no flawless job, no set of circumstances free of trouble. We are all on a journey that will be marked by hurt and disappointment.
Joseph wasn’t protected FROM his circumstances; he was protected IN his circumstances. He was protected by the presence of God.
There’s a lesson in this for all of us. It’s never your resilience, knowledge, or wisdom that protects you. Rather, you are protected by God’s very presence.
“I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)