Trials to Blessings

Joseph’s crime was listening to God. His brothers hated him for his dreams. They sold him to the Ishmaelites for a measly 20 pieces of silver (Genesis 37:28), not even the full price for a slave.

Potiphar, captain of Pharoah’s guard, got a real deal purchasing Joseph. Soon the young man was overseeing everything that Potiphar owned. But the devil stepped in, through the lustful eyes of Ms. Potiphar. She wanted what she couldn’t have—Joseph. So, the son of Jacob ended up in jail.

Even in prison, the Lord was with the new convict (Genesis 39:21). Joseph flourished. He became the overseer of the prisoners and the interpreter of dreams. He revealed the future to Pharoah’s ex-employees, the Cupbearer and Baker.

After their release, Joseph persevered two more years in prison. Then one day, Pharaoh couldn’t find anyone to interpret his dreams. That’s when the Cupbearer stepped in and said, “Oh! There is a prisoner who can tell Pharaoh what his dream is about.”

In comes Joseph; the clean-shaven prisoner said to Pharoah, “God will give me the meaning of your dreams.” Joseph said the dreams mean, “There would be seven years of plenty and seven years of drought.” Upon interpreting dreams, the ruler announced, “Now you are the overseer of everything in Egypt.” God used those years to bring Joseph’s family to Egypt.

God allows trials and misunderstandings in our lives. There’s a day somewhere in your future when the blessings of God will rain down on you. You don’t know when God will turn your trials into blessings. They may be in this lifetime or the next.

In the meantime, your only requirement is being faithful to the Lord. Faithfulness will not see you through every heartache. Your task is to remain loyal to the one who purchased you with his blood, Jesus!

Author: Frank

The Christian life is an adventure. It’s also a journey. Frank’s pilgrimage has been a lifelong endeavor in helping others in their spiritual walk. His foundation of biblical communication (teaching, preaching and writing) has taken his passion to another step, blogging. It is intended that these blogs will enrich your life and it is hoped that you will pass them on to encourage others.

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