Joseph’s own and older brothers had made it possible that he ended up being sold into slavery in Egypt. Not even Joseph could have imagined the enormity of his future. Except for some good promotions, he was mostly persecuted, at least for a period of time. Egypt and the known world were headed into a seven-year severe drought. One of the richest nations whose people were enjoying plenty of worldly blessings was about to be brought to their knees.
But God…Don’t you love it! There are hundreds of scriptures, especially in the Old Testament, that begin with these words. Jesus said as he was teaching a parable about going through an eye of a needle—“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” Mt. 19.26b ESV. Have you ever been in a situation where there was no way out, or no solution? We all have. Joseph was a man that truly worshipped God, and he was favored with wisdom, well beyond anything human. Pharaoh’s dreams were interpreted, and the rest is a saga of Godly proportions.
Do you have the solutions to what you are witnessing in your own personal life, family, business, church or nation? These things are opportunities for the Lord to show up and show off. Most are far bigger than us, or our resources. When we get beyond ourselves, that’s when we can, by faith, experience the power and beauty of his presence. He doesn’t just rescue you from the evil; he intends it all to work for good. We may think all the horrible things today are reflecting on God’s impotence—look again. But God…