Even the most optimistic person can allow the struggles and difficulties of life to turn them into a pessimist. We are surrounded with sensational and negative news everyday and it seems like once things turn against us they pile on. A bad day turns into a bad week and continues to grow. Join us as we discover how Joseph's dad Jacob/Israel allowed himself to be consumed with negative and pessimistic thoughts to the point that it clouded his vision, stole his joy and almost made him miss out on the ultimate blessings from God. Each of us face the same dangers when we allow pessimism to rule our hearts. From Genesis 42,43.