God Is Everywhere
And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the King's prisoners were bound; and he was there in the prison.
But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison, and whatever they did there, he was the doer of it.
The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand because the Lord was with him, and that which he did, the Lord made it to prosper. Genesis 39: 20-23 (KJV)
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there. If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. Psalm 139:8 (KJV)
Benedict Mutweko Musee is from Kajiado County in Kenya. As he grew up, he heard his parents say that God is everywhere. Benedict used to wonder, How can God be everywhere when I cannot see God? But after, he started attending church, he began experiencing God's presence in every situation.
When he lost his job, he felt God's presence. At times he felt like giving up, but a voice within him kept reminding him that God is faithful. During those trying moments, Joseph's story became real for him. Joseph went through challenge after challenge, but God was with him. When he was thrown into a pit (see Gen. 37:24, KJV), jailed (see Gen. 39:20, KJV), and finally made a ruler in Egypt (Se Gen/ 41: 40-43, KJV), God's presence was all around.
In Benedict's struggles, he formed the habit of rising early to praise and worship God. During those dark moments, God's presence and grace were his greatest hope and refuge. He knew that God understood his situation. His family saw the hope he found in God's presence, and they joined him in worship.
A year later, Benedict continued to experience God's presence when he found another job even better than the one he'd lost. No matter our situation, God will not fail us.
Prayer: Ever=present God, surround us with Your presence in every situation, and let us feel Your presence daily as Benedict did, in Jesus' name, amen.