“Joseph named his second son Ephraim, for he said, ‘God has made me fruitful in this land of my grief.’” (Genesis 41:52, NLT).
I can’t imagine the trauma Joseph went through. He was sold into slavery as a young adult, then falsely accused and thrown into prison as a man. He spent years in prison before his dreams came true. This year, make it a point to not gloss over your grief. Learn how to express your sorrow. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry (Ephesians 4:26-27).
Thank you for choosing us every time. No matter how long it takes, help us to seek Your redemption in our thoughts, words, and actions. Today, make us fruitful in the land of our grief.