Joseph was around 17 years old when he was sold to slavery, and he was 30 years old when he stood before Pharoah. (Genesis 41:46). For 13 years, God had been working in Joseph's heart, molding him to be the person he wanted him to be. Through all the hardships that he had gone through, he never once blamed God but trusted his life to God, even when it seemed there was no way out. In the end, Joseph became the second-highest official in Egypt, only next to Pharoah. He could easily take revenge on Potiphar's wife for lying against him and on Potiphar for putting him in jail, but the Bible didn't say anything about him taking revenge against them. But he concentrated on saving Egypt from the coming seven years of famine. (Genesis 41:38-57).
Joseph began to collect food and storing them in storehouses. God had blessed them with so much food in the first seven years that they stopped counting them. Then, when the seven years of famine began, the land of Egypt had so much food, and the rest of the nations suffered from famine. So people from different places and nations began to buy food from Joseph. Just like God worked in Joseph's life, God is also working in our lives. As His children, God has a beautiful plan in our lives. There are times that we feel that our problems are bigger than what we can handle, but God is greater than our problems.
God loves us so much that He wants us to believe and trust in Him. So let us never give up. Instead, let us continue to know our God through His Word, the Bible. And hide his promises in our hearts so that we can remind ourselves of God's faithfulness. I believe that when Joseph was a slave and a prisoner, He always reminded Himself of God's faithfulness. His faith in God strengthened him to go through all his sufferings and eventually led him to his freedom and became the second-highest official in Egypt.
Ask yourself these questions: What must I do to remind myself of the faithfulness of God in my life? Do I believe in God's faithfulness in my life? Am I willing to trust and believe in God?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you for your faithfulness in my life, even when I feel like I am alone. Thank you that no matter how I think, you still love and care about me. Please help me continue to spend time with your Word so I can be reminded of your promises. May you be with me now as I go through the day and throughout the week. In your name Jesus, I pray. Amen.