In Rocky Balboa (2006), Rocky said, “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward.” While Joseph never had the chance to see a Rocky film, there’s a good chance he would have agreed with and felt that line. In today’s session, we will see how Joseph chose to press on, even through continued disappointment.
Have you walked through a season when you couldn’t seem to catch a break? Did you ever wonder if good days would be a reality for you? Maybe you lost a job around the same time a loved one died during a global pandemic. Or you went through a painful divorce just as you received devastating news from the doctor. Life can throw many hard punches at us. We may even be tempted to let our hope in God fade.
As you read this part of Joseph’s story, be encouraged that the Lord will always see His children through. As Jesus said: “You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world” (John 16:33).
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