Joseph, reigning as Pharoah’s secondhand man, looked back over his life and called Egypt, the place in which he resided, “my land of affliction”.
Recognizing his situation didn’t result in Joseph becoming bitter, hard and unfruitful. He chose instead to continue to follow God and to be used by him.
In his land of affliction he had been given work to do for the Lord, honor from some of those around him and a future in which to leave a legacy.
Hard times come our way. We can all but give up or we can push through. Allow God to govern over your life even in your land of affliction.
Scripture taken from: Genesis 41:52