“Your servant our father is well,” they replied. “He is still alive.” They bowed down in humility.
Genesis 43:28 NET
We hate to wait! It’s hard to wait for things to happen, when you want them to happen right away.
But sometimes we’re not ready. Sometimes we need to get to a place where we can handle what we’re waiting for. Maybe it is new understanding. It might be new skills that are needed.
When Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, he was a young man. He went through trials and hardships that shaped his character and strengthened his faith in God.
When the time came, at age 30, he went from prisoner to second in command of Egypt, in one day!
He had seen his brothers bowing down to him in a dream, but he didn’t know how or why. More importantly, he wasn’t ready then.
But then one day! That’s all it took! When you’re ready, God can change your whole world in one day!
It’s is terribly hard to see the trials and hardships you are going through as a positive thing when you are going through them. But if you can stay focused on God, and you allow the Holy Spirit to lead you, God will cause it all to your benefit and His glory!
Think of the last trial you went through or the one you are going through right now. Pray about what God wants you to learn or how He wants you to respond to it for His glory.
All it takes is one day for everything to change! Be ready for it!
Father, help me to see trials and troubles through Your eyes. Help me to learn and adjust my life to You always.