18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. 19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. 20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” 22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” 24 And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25 but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus. (Matthew 1:18-25) Read the whole chapter here.

"Trust and obey, for there's no other way. To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey." 

This old hymn really resembles this season of Joseph's life. He was in a pretty big predicament. His future wife was pregnant... And he was not the baby daddy... Joseph planned to leave Mary quietly, so that she would not be shamed, but God had other plans for him.

The angel came and told Joseph what was happening. Joseph didn't wait around. Joseph didn't sit around. No. Joseph got up, and obeyed. He believed what God was telling him through the angel, and he obeyed the Lord.

How are you believing and obeying God in your own life? Believing and obeying will lead to joy unspeakable in your life.

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