Bible Study, Spiritual health, Suffering

“Bind my Wandering Heart to Thee”

 

Prone to wander

As I have been reading through these chapters in Genesis this week on Joseph, I have been struck at how constant he was as a young man. He had everything against him, and he had every opportunity to turn away from God.

Joseph had no Bible

Joseph had no community of believers around him.

Joseph had no church.

Joseph did have people pulling him towards sin.

Joseph did have many voices speaking into him who could have pulled him away from God.

Yet Joseph remained faithful.

Joseph continued to work hard, he continued to stand out, and he continued to follow the one true God. I am just amazed at his consistency.

I want to be like Joseph.

I want my heart to be consistent and focused on God even when times are dark. To be honest I usually find myself doubting God’s love for me as soon as my life becomes bleak. I question why I am where I am in the first place, even though it is clear that God has been directing my path. Whereas, Joseph was sold as a slave, seemingly an act of hatred and frustration by his brothers. Joseph was falsely imprisoned. Yet he still remained faithful to God even in the dark place of that prison cell.

My heart is so quick to slip into bad habits, bad ways of thinking, and justifying my behavior. My heart is “prone to wander”. I don’t want to be so quick to slip away and moan about my troubles. I want instead to be resting quietly in confidence that God is in control and knows what is happening on a larger scale than my feeble mind can begin to imagine. I want to be focused on who God is, and not on who I am or what I might be struggling with at that moment.

What are you learning as part of our Blogging Through the Bible with Good Morning Girls? What insights have you gleaned from this weeks reading? Please share, I love to hear what God is teaching others too.

Amy

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16 thoughts on ““Bind my Wandering Heart to Thee”

  1. “…resting quietly in confidence that God is in control…” Yes, I pray we can all learn to do that, no matter what a day brings us. Thank you for that reminder. I’ll have to read more, opened your link over at the Learn To Blog group page… so glad I did.

  2. “…resting quietly in confidence that God is in control…” Yes, I pray we can all learn to do that, no matter what a day brings us. Thank you for that reminder. I’ll have to read more, opened your link over at the Learn To Blog group page… so glad I did.

  3. Thanks for the post. It was simple yet really effective. I would love to be more like Joseph too. I think I’ll take a look at the Good Morning Girls posts. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for the post. It was simple yet really effective. I would love to be more like Joseph too. I think I’ll take a look at the Good Morning Girls posts. Thanks.

  5. I am amazed that Joseph had so much integrity when you consider his father and grandfather. His father, Jacob was a thief and liar who had stolen his brother’s birth rights and blessings. But Jacob love the Lord and his love was passed on to Joseph whose love for God was even greater. I love the stories of grace represented in this family from generation to generation. I need to start following Bible studies in January. There are so many now to choose from. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  6. I am amazed that Joseph had so much integrity when you consider his father and grandfather. His father, Jacob was a thief and liar who had stolen his brother’s birth rights and blessings. But Jacob love the Lord and his love was passed on to Joseph whose love for God was even greater. I love the stories of grace represented in this family from generation to generation. I need to start following Bible studies in January. There are so many now to choose from. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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