In today’s world, many people live in a pit. Unemployment, foreclosures, divorce, illness, and instability disrupt lives and plunge many into despair.
Then at age twenty-eight, dreams interrupted the life of this dreamer. He correctly interpreted the cupbearer’s and baker’s dreams, and hope filled his heart as the cupbearer promised to remember him to Pharaoh. The promise was broken.
Yet, he didn’t.
Faith kept Joseph strong in the pit. Instead of giving in to bitterness and despair, Joseph leaned on the Lord. He trusted God to be with him, whether or not he was pulled out of that pit. Because of that faith, when he was pulled out, he saw God’s hand in everything that had happened to him. Faith allowed him to tell his brothers, “‘It was not you who sent me here, but God’” (Gen. 45:8).
In those dark pits, remember the Lord has a purpose and a plan, and lean hard on Him.