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Let it Go

  • Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Does my father still live?" His brothers couldn't answer him; for they were terrified at his presence. Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." They came near. "He said, I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. Now don't be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life." Genesis 45:3'5 WEB.

    Joseph was his father's favorite son, for he was born to him in his old age. He wore a tunic of many colors his father had made for him. The Lord gave Joseph dreams that he would be a ruler one day. Eventually, his older brothers became so envious they sold him as a slave to some traveling merchants. Then led his father to believe that he had been killed by a wild animal.

    Joseph was taken to Egypt and became a servant in Potiphar's house. The man's wife became infatuated with Joseph. When he refused her advances, she accused Joseph of trying to rape her. So Joseph went to prison for a crime he didn't commit. Yet, he continued to serve God and use the gifts in his life wherever he found himself, even in prison.

    Joseph had an exceptional character, and the Lord was with him. He didn't become filled with bitterness or spend all his time sulking in a corner, licking his wounds, and feeling sorry for himself. Joseph didn't get beaten down by past events. For that's all they were, events that happened in the past.

    Joseph became the ruler over Egypt, and the day finally came when the brothers who wronged him stood before him hungry and in need. Yet, when he was able to get even with his brothers, Joseph pardoned them and let them go. He knew that God was in control of his life. Joseph told them, "God sent me before you to preserve life."

    When you hold onto bitterness against someone else, it's like drinking poison thinking it will hurt them, but it will only hurt you. Joseph could have become an angry, bitter person that no one wanted to be around. He could have refused to help the others around him because of all the bad things he had been through, but it would have cost him his destiny. Using his gifts to help others is what eventually freed him from prison.

    When they don't want to live with you any longer, let them go. God has someone better waiting that will treat you right. When you wrongfully lose your job, let it go. Consider it a promotion! For God has a better one coming, and you wouldn't have been available. When your family has treated you like trash, let it go. God has others who will love you in their place.

    Stay sweet and learn to walk in love. Turn to God, and He will wash you as white as snow and give you a fresh start, another chance. Like Joseph, God can lift you above those who scorn you. Instead of looking down on you, they may have to look up. So hold onto God every day, but let go of the events that happened in the past.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You give me the grace to let go of my past. I want to serve You, Lord, and walk in all that You have for me today. Please guide me, teach me, and help me see people through Your eyes. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, Love is the answer! feel my heart with Love Father, Amen!
Jan 8
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen my Lord!

Jan 8
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Dear Lord, I pray for wisdom to do your will. Amen!

Jan 8
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Jan 8
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, Thank You for all my Blessings. Thank you for helping me forgive those who hurt me. Amen

Jan 8
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

Jan 8
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!

Jan 8
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywineedited: Jan 8

Please Heavenly Father help us to let go of the past issues.Give us strength to carry on. Amen 

Jan 8
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Some betrayals are too difficult to forget. I have forgiven (at least I think so) but cannot have anything to do with such abuse. God forgive me Amen

Jan 8
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango

I know just how you feel, Mari. I go through some of the same feelings toward my sister, who kidnapped my mother, sold her house from under me, and had me evicted with no place to go. I lost my life savings trying to use our broken legal system to no good end. I've had to start my life anew when I was 55 years old. We can forgive but never forget, and we can still choose to have or not have people in our life. God bless you.

Jan 8
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you. God bless you too 

Jan 9
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen, God Bless everyone ...!!!

Jan 8
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango

Letting go is the best thing to do for our own sanctity, and it's what God wants us to do as well. When one is left with a sense of injustice, however, it can be a difficult thing to do. I pray for God's help to do this because I know how He has shown such grace and love in helping me rebuild my life. I pray for the justice of God to reign supreme as I know it will.  

Jan 8
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Lord, please guide me, teach me, and help me see people through Your eyes.

Jan 8
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father

Jan 8
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Father Please Guide Me In The Direction I Need To Be Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 8
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!!

Jan 8
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Help me to forgive! Amen.

Jan 8
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Father I pray Your will over my life, my marriage. Bring peace in place of conflict. Bring forth love   and closeness in the empty gaps.. Help me keep my eyes on You and not circumstances  in Jesus Name.

Jan 8
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen ❣️

Jan 8
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

Jan 8
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jan 8
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

Jan 8
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Heavenly Father give me the grace to for forgive myself of my past. Teach me to look at Heavenly things the way you do and would have me to do. Amen 

Jan 8
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

AMEN

Thank you for this devotional dear Pastor.

It was really God speaking to me through you.

God bless all you do for His kingdom.

Stay blessed

 

Jan 9
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Wishing everyone a Christ filled, Holy spirit led and God blest New Year

Jan 9
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen !!! Dear Lord, please remove all bitterness from all my siblings and their families, and from my entire family, and from all of our hearts and replace it with loving kindness, so that that You and Your Spirit can freely dwell in all of us richly and forever, in the name of Jesus, Amen and Amen!!!

Jan 9
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 10