Stuck Going Somewhere

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading


We all have different situations and pastimes that come to mind when we hear the word “stuck”: chewing gum stuck in the hair, stuck in a grocery store checkout, stuck in traffic, or stuck at home recovering from a surgery. 

The last year has delivered plenty of “being stuck” moments. Have you felt stuck on Zoom, stuck in snow, or stuck in uncertainty about the state of the swirling world around us? Many of us have been stuck in battles for physical healing or mental health, stuck in toxic friendships or unfulfilling jobs, or just stuck in situations we didn’t expect.Being stuck can be so frustrating and we can feel frustrated at God as well.  

In Genesis 37-50, we see Joseph’s life unfold and He was stuck in so many situations outside of his realm of control. As a dreamer and the youngest of 12 brothers, he was sold into slavery, falsely accused and stuck in prison, and stuck in households for service; but what Joseph did in the midst of being stuck was inspiring and demonstrated God’s kindness and love for us.  


What comes to mind when you hear the word “stuck”?  

Does Joseph’s journey resonate with you or with someone you love? Encourage someone today.