The LORD was with Joseph so that he prospered.
(Genesis 39:2 NIV)
The fact that the Lord was with Joseph is mentioned several times in the thirty-ninth chapter of Genesis, which more often than not, manifested itself through Joseph’s successful life. Every time the phrase, “the Lord was with Joseph” appears, it’s usually followed by the statement, “so that he prospered.” Because God was with him, Joseph was put in charge of everything his master Potiphar owned, of the prison where he was held prisoner and eventually of all Egypt. The comforting thing is that God promises to be with us as well. The Bible is filled with examples of the Immanuel theme. Just prior to His ascension to heaven, Jesus, who came to be “God with us,” promised His disciples, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). Therefore, since God is with us, as He was with Joseph, we, too, can expect to prosper.
God’s presence enables us to prosper.