And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming! – Galatians 6:9 (TPT)
When things are going good, it’s so easy to be happy. However, when things are hard, sometimes being happy and content is really hard. One good way to keep yourself encouraged is by thinking about the stories of others who kept going when things were tough.
For example, Joseph in the Bible was in prison for a long time. He didn’t deserve to be there, but he didn’t give up. After a long time, he was delivered from prison and promoted. Joseph kept himself encouraged when it didn’t look like anything was going to change.
The hard part about being in a place that you don’t like is that it always feels like it’s taking too long. I’m sure Joseph felt that way being in prison year after year. He might have even wondered if God had forgotten him.
The good news is that God didn’t forget him. As Joseph stayed faithful, his season of waiting was over. His promotion came, it just took time. The same is true for you. You might feel like you’re waiting for what God has promised you. The good news is, God always comes through on his promises. Be encouraged, God hasn’t forgotten you. He will reward you if you stay faithful and don’t give up!