“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” – Matthew 6:25-27 NKJV
“If He can hold the world, He can hold this moment.” – Jason Gray
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’ The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.” – Lamentations 3:21-26 NIVUK
God’s timing is not our timing but when it is time, things move fast! Joseph must have been completely overwhelmed: the one moment he is a prisoner, the next moment he is the second-in-command of one of the biggest countries in the ancient world. And he is relatively young for the position too: only thirty years old! I am just a little older than that, and I cannot imagine being the prime minister of my country right now.
- May the Lord help us to be faithful to Him in the little things, just like Joseph is in his father’s household, his Egyptian master’s house, and in prison. This often prepares us for the plans He has for us in the future by giving us skills, and developing and strengthening our character.
- May the Lord remind us to give Him the glory in all things, like Joseph does when Pharoah comments on Joseph’s ability to explain dreams. This will help us to view the world with a proper perspective, and enable us to resist the temptations power and wealth might throw our way if the Lord chooses to use us in an area of leadership.
- May the Lord help us to be patient when it seems as if there is no light at the end of the tunnel. When we are trying our best to walk with God, and give Him honor and glory for all things, He will work things out for our good at the right moment (Romans 8:28).
- We should never say we are too young, under qualified, or have the wrong background to accomplish what the Lord has called us to do. Just look at Joseph . . .