Wow! It’s been a long time since I have posted something, which was not what I intended to happen, but life is like that. So, here we go with the next chapter of Genesis!
What I like about this chapter is that it shows that even the heroes in the Bible go through periods when disappointing things happen to them. They are presented with moments that must have been utterly depressing, yet God inspired their story to record only their faith. I know Joseph wasn’t perfect, and he probably had some rough prayers in prison, but when his story gets recorded what God remembers and expresses is that Joseph trusted God even when things didn’t go his way.
And then on top of that, God eventually does something bigger than what Joseph wanted anyway! I won’t get into that any further now, and I spoiled the story anyway in the recording for today, but it’s an important point. When God doesn’t give us what we want, even when we want good things, it’s for a reason. We don’t always get to know that reason, but we know the One who does the reasoning and we know He is good. That’s good enough for me.