Life is full of ups and downs! It’s like Kentucky weather; if you don’t like the weather today, don’t worry it will change tomorrow. No winter has shown that more than this one! The story of Joseph shows us this close-up!
In yesterday’s reading, Joseph, in prison for a crime he did not commit, tells the meaning of the dreams of the baker and cup-bearer. His predictions (from God) come true. All he asked in exchange for his goodness was for them to let Pharaoh know he was in prison unjustly. How did they repay his kindness? They forgot him!
Now, two years later, the cup-bearer (probably for his own gain) remembers Joseph. He tells the king about Joseph’s God and the ability he provided him to decipher dreams.
Have you ever felt forgotten by others? Ever felt used?
Joseph, through the power of God, tells Pharaoh what his dreams mean. He has enough boldness to even deliver the bad news about 7 years of famine that are coming and make a solid leadership recommendation. God moves on the king’s heart to accept it and Joseph goes from the dungeon to the palace. He goes from desperation to royalty in one day!
Things have a way of changing, just like our weather. So, look up. Look to God and faithfully obey and trust Him. He’s got it all under control.
- How does trusting God in the bad times prove to be a strong witness to others?
- How can you more fully trust Him?
By: Tim Parsons