Talk about a dysfunctional family. Joseph was born into a family where his dad had four wives, and they all lived together. He had two older brothers who killed all the men of an entire town. And you’re telling me your family has problems? Joseph’s life continued to get worse and worse. His brothers plotted to kill him, then decided to sell him as a slave to be taken to Egypt. From being a slave, Joseph would find himself in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. How in the world did Joseph keep on going?
Joseph had a promise from God. He had been given dreams about his future, and since those things hadn’t come to pass, Joseph trusted God, and God was with Joseph. At any time in his teens or into his twenties, Joseph could have just given up, but he didn’t. His story wasn’t over yet.
Beloved, your story isn’t over yet either. You may be facing difficulties that you feel you didn’t sign up for. You may not understand why life is so hard right now. Yet like Joseph, your story ain’t over. You too have a God who has plans for you. You have a God who is with you. Trust Him to take you through the entire story of your life.