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2 Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" What a wonderful promise!
What a wonderful promise! As children of God, we no longer have to keep on living as we once did. In Christ, we are transformed from the inside out. This new "us" doesn't happen overnight. As we saw in Joseph's family, God oftentimes works over months, even years, and through the most difficult of circumstances.
And what's so amazing is that the changes we observed in Joseph's family were pre-Christ. You and I live "post-Christ!" That means that if we invite Jesus into our hearts, the Spirit of the Living God comes to live inside us!
Through that Spirit, we receive wisdom, knowledge, discernment, equipping and the power to do whatever it is God calls us to do. No matter our circumstances, our sorrow, our pain, we do not have to manage it in our own strength. He will work in and through us so that we will be living proof of who He is and what He can do in and through His children.