The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph’s charge because the Lord was with him. And whatever he did, the Lord made it succeed. Genesis 39:23
Alone in the pit with no one to turn to, it was dark and so deep that he can’t hardly breathe. Imagine you are Joseph, a young boy full of dreams but was hidden in the pit. Though, he survived in the pit, he was put into jail for a crime he never did. It takes season of suffering and wondering if his dreams would turn into reality even others don’t believe in him.
The story of Joseph never fails to ignite my spirit to walk with God, even when circumstances are not in my favor. Joseph was abandoned by his brothers and imprisoned, yet he remained steadfast in his faith and remained strong and courageous. Although it was a painful experience, Joseph’s unwavering trust in God’s promises allowed him to persevere. We too can find comfort in the knowledge that God is faithful to His Word and can rely on it to sustain us during difficult times.
Joseph’s ascent to power began when he entered the service of the Pharaoh at the age of thirty. He was granted a wife and a signet ring, symbolizing his status as second in command. Despite waiting for thirteen years for his dream to come to fruition, Joseph’s hardships ultimately prepared him for his God-given purpose. His time in obscurity allowed him to develop his character and draw closer to God, enabling him to accomplish more than he appeared capable of.
Remaining in Him.
Perhaps, you might be in the season of waiting and you feel like you’re in the pit of failures- suffering and lamenting alone. Or you’ve been told that you’re just a dreamer and you’ll remain little, perhaps you’ve been working for too long and still, the results seem so far away, perhaps no one believes in you or maybe you’re tired of pursuing your God-given dreams, whatever may it be, I hope we all find the courage to wait patiently until He sees us ready, prepared, equipped, more courageous and stronger, and more faithful for the things we’ve been waiting and preparing for- a wider field.
46 Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh’s presence and traveled throughout Egypt. 47 During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully. 48 Joseph collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it in the cities. In each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it. 49 Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure.
50 Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On. 51 Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh[e] and said, “It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.” 52 The second son he named Ephraim[f] and said, “It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.”
53 The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, 54 and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food. 55 When all Egypt began to feel the famine, the people cried to Pharaoh for food. Then Pharaoh told all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph and do what he tells you.”
56 When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt. 57 And all the world came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe everywhere.Genesis 41: 46-56