Genesis 37:5-8; 42:6
2016 Frieda P. Smith
I have a word of encouragement for someone.
In Genesis 37:5-8, Joseph—one of the 12 sons of Jacob—had a dream. He dreamed he and his older brothers were binding sheaves in the field. Then Joseph’s sheaf arose, stood upright; and his brother’s sheaves stood all around and bowed down to Joseph’s sheaf.
While Joseph received the dream, his elder brothers were not “feeling it”. How dare Joseph suggest that he would eventually reign over his brothers!
However, in Genesis 42:6, we find Joseph’s dream coming to pass: “Now Joseph was governor over the land; and it was he who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed down before him with their faces to the earth.”
Between chapters 37 and 42, things were not looking good for Joseph. His brothers (several who would have preferred him dead) sold him into slavery; he was accused of sexual assault by his boss’ wife; incarcerated on those bogus charges; and forgotten about by a man who promised to remember him upon his release.
Nevertheless, Joseph held on to what God revealed to him, and in due season, it came to pass.
People of God, there are times when we wonder whether that which God has shown us will ever come to pass. God has shown us things in dreams and visions, and although we saw it clearly and know it was God, not only has it not come to pass, but like Joseph, the exact opposite has occurred.
God showed us mountaintops, and for the past ten years we have been witnessing life from the valley.
He promised us happiness and joy, and for as long as we can recall, we have been crying.
However, be encouraged on today! Do not give up!
Whatever the Lord revealed to you, if you have been faithful, no matter how long it takes…
It shall come to pass!
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