The story of Joseph is a compelling narrative that reminds us that God is present and sovereign in our lives. Josephs’ life was a roller-coaster experience of loss and gain, adversity and blessing. Through it all, Joseph seems to have a quiet confidence, believing that God had not abandoned him. A phrase that comes up repeatedly is the phrase “and the Lord was with Joseph.” In addition to that phrase, that are a number of subtle references to God’s presence in the seemingly random events of Joseph’s life. Joseph teaches us how to live every day with the assurance that God is with us. In every circumstance, Joseph simply did what any young man would do who was convinced that God was with him.