“So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt. Genesis 45:8
Joseph said this to his brothers, who sold him out to slavery, when he revealed who he was to them in Egypt. The brothers didn’t expect to see that Joseph has become the governor of Egypt. From a situation where progress is almost impossible, the once slave, imprisoned Joseph rose to a position of great power. A Hebrew man governing Egypt.
Like what we all go through, we all find ourselves deceived, mislead and cheated by the wickedness of the world. However, we should look at Joseph who held on to his faith, who trusted God that things will be better even if it seemed impossible already. His love for the Lord did not waver for the unfortunate events he experienced. He did not blame and turn his back to God. The deeper and more difficult it got, the more he relied on His promises. How many of us can actually do that? It is hard but that is the right way of doing it.
God will never break His promises. We do all the time. God never lied nor deceived us. We do all the time. Before our Lord we seek repentance, but most of us seek, then sin upon receiving His forgiveness. God never wavered. God always delivered. We do not.
Like our ancestors, we have sinned. We have done wrong! We have acted wickedly! Psalm 106:6 (NLT)
But that never stopped our Lord from blessing us, in the hope of us discovering that it has been Him all along who has provided for us. All that we are now, and the things we enjoy and appreciate, God blessed us with that. When times were tough, He was resilient for us, blessing us to see through the hard times. Not all seasons are bad seasons. Most seasons in our lives are actually very good. In spite all that we have gone through, there are more great moments than bad. We see our Father unfailingly guiding us, ushering us to the good times out of the bad.
Joseph reminded his brothers that God placed him in that position. God gave the strength and the support he needed to survive the tough times. Not only that, Joseph knew that God is awesome, and He will only provide amazing things to His children. By faith, Joseph knew that. Thus, he was able to see how the Lord worked through him and prospered him as well.
God will send us “there”, the posture and situation as He so discerns. Despite our wickedness and angst, God will still provide ways and means for us to discover Him and experience Him greatly. Let us seek Christ today, and allow His grace to dwell in us. “Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!” Psalm 132:7 (ESV)
Let us re-freshen ourselves that our Lord will make sure that we will inherit great reward for our faith in Him. He wont break His promises that is for sure. And just like how He used Josephs situation, our lives will be testimonies, showing how God unfailingly blesses each and EVERY one of us.
“No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or hides it under a bed. A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house.
Luke 8:16 (NLT)