The Power Of God’s Presence – Acts 7:1-21

From my reading in Acts 7:1-21 in the One Year New Testament.

As Steven stood trial he shared highlights of the Old Testament.

One interesting thing that he said was a about Joseph,

“These patriarchs were jealous of their brother Joseph, and they sold him to be a slave in Egypt. But God was with him and rescued him from all his troubles.” Acts 7:9–10a

Joseph was a recipient of God’s grace and rescue.

God was with him. 

God’s presence makes all the difference. He can comfort those in the middle of their troubles and deliver people from their troubles.

This is not a promise that God will remove all trouble from our lives.

God’s presence is always available to those who seek him. Sometimes we can not sense or feel his presence, but he is still there.

God is with those who draw near to him through Jesus.

In Joseph’s case God’s powerful presence and blessing caused him to be promoted from prison to prince.

Whatever you are going through don’t go through it alone. Go through it with God!

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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