“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

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Sitting in the bottom of the well where his brothers threw him, Joseph must have had time to think. Is this the end? Were the dreams of having my brothers bow down to me just boyish fantasies?

Several hundred years later, David found himself in a similar situation. Anointed to be the next king of Israel, David was living in caves to avoid the murderous hand of King Saul. Countless miles from a throne, David certainly had time to ponder his future. Did God really choose me to be king? Did Samuel anoint the wrong guy?

But Joseph and David never let go of God’s promises. Even when things seemed to go from bad to worse, they remained faithful.

Has God promised you something? Maybe it’s the salvation of a family member or healing. Maybe it’s a baby. If you’re single, maybe it’s a spouse.

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God” (2 Corinthians 1:20).

Whatever God has promised you, don’t let go of that promise. Stay faithful to Him. Keep praying. When faced with adversity—or even when your situation goes from hopeless to impossible—cling to the Rock of Ages.

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:23-24).

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>What do you feel like God has promised you?

>How can you remain faithful through adversity?