“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you,
but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses (Matthew 6:14-15).
If you want to be forgiven, you must forgive.
And see the salvation of the Lord.
The Lord promised, “I will redeem you with an outstretched arm (Exodus 6:6).”
Imagine the Lord, with outstretched arms, waiting to hear your prayer.
Forgive each other, just as in Christ God forgave you (Ephesians 4:32).
God forgave me before I finished sinning against him.
The people of Israel groaned because of their slavery.
God heard their groaning (from Exodus 2:23-24).
Am I in the place of God?
You meant evil against me.
God meant it for good (from Genesis 50:19-20).
Trust God. And pray.
Jacob assumed Joseph was dead (see Genesis 37:33).
Years later, when he was reunited with Joseph he said, “I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your offspring also (Genesis 48:11).”
Expect blessing when you pray.
Joseph was unjustly imprisoned. The Lord didn’t change his situation. Instead, “The Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love (Genesis 39:21).”
The Lord’s steadfast love don’t always look as we think it will.
Remember that as you pray.
“O God, O Lord, I am not worthy of your steadfast love and faithfulness. Please deliver me (from Genesis 32:7-11).”
God delivered him. God can deliver you.
“O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham (Genesis 24:12).” God gave him success.
Pray as a servant, for the sake of our Master.