Dreaming Through Discouragement

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Posted by Sara

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Sometimes when we set out to dream with God we are confronted by two sneaky voices.  There’s the one that tells us it’s a waste of time, and not to get our hopes up, and there’s another one that warns us to get ready to be disappointed again. There’s a man I know who dealt with this discouragement.  His name was Joseph.

Now, Joseph had literal dreams that spoke of his destiny.  He was headed for the top but his journey to get there stuck him in a pit, and then a prison.  He would walk through some hard times before arriving at the palace and fulfillment of his dreams. 

At his lowest point, wrongly convicted and sentenced to prison, the Word says this about Joseph, “But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.” (Genesis 39:21)

This peppy devo about dreaming with God may actually be crossing your path during the most difficult season you’ve faced.  And if you’re honest, dreaming with God is the last thing you have any strength, faith, or hope for. 

He’s not shaken by that.  He knows.  He’s not disappointed.  But He wants you to know He’s with you.  He wants to show His steadfast love to you and give you favor.  Maybe this week He wants you to rest in simply knowing that you are His dream wrapped in flesh. 

He’s invested dreams in you!  And He will make good on that investment.  So rest, dear one.  Dreams will be awakened in due season.  For now, just know He's near.

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6

Super Size this devo:  Check out Jason Upton's song Jacob's Dream.  This song has touched my heart deeply with the powerful lyrics about His desire to dream for us and our dreams drawing us into intimacy with Him.

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