Joseph had dreams of who God created him to be. And I think I know a little of how he felt being kept from its fulfillment for such a long time. He must have gotten his hopes up on more than one occasion. Only to be dashed to the ground again. Such as when Pharaoh‘s Chief Cupbearer forgot about him. (Genesis 40-41)
“When two full years had passed …”
Can you imagine the wait? Joseph surely must have felt discouraged a time or two. Yet despite his circumstances, he just couldn’t shake his faith in the Promise of God.
I know that feeling.
My circumstances are not at all what I expected they would be at this point in my life. In fact, they are quite the opposite of what The Lord has said He has planned for me.
[callout]Yet I believe His Word more than I believe what I see around me.
And my trust is fully in Who He is for me.[/callout]
In their hearts humans plan their course,
but The Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9