“…it was not you who sent me here, but God…” Genesis 45:8
Are you hurting… do you deal with demons of the past … do the devils of your current situation torment you? Even as Christians, at time, we feel as if we are abandoned… isolated from all that is good. We become weary. We may ask… where is God?
Reading Joseph’s story, I stumbled again on a man who should have felt this way. Joseph was a prisoner and in prison he was able to assist in interpreting two dreams. One man, the Pharaoh’s chief cupbearer, was restored to a status of prominence and Joseph’s only request was, “Only remember me, when it is well with you, and please do me the kindness to mention me to Pharaoh, and so get me out of this house. For I was indeed stolen out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also I have done nothing that they should put me into the pit. (Genesis 40:14-15)” Yet, the scripture tells us that the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him for two years. It is to be expected that Joseph would ask the question of where is God. Yet, we do not see this questioning attitude in Joseph, for he had confidence in God. Life was hard, BUT GOD… God never left Joseph... God was continuously and constantly in control. Throughout his life, Joseph was confident that his God was faithful and his God was sovereign.
As Christians, we are often shortsighted. Our vision is limited to what we can see and what we can envision. The variable which we forget about is the only one worthy of taking note. Throughout the life of Joseph was one constant, GOD. Let us lay aside our arrogance and defiance to live a life that boldly proclaims confidence in God and his sovereignty.