God’s Appointed Time

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Joseph had been sold into slavery by his brothers and found himself alone in Egypt. Yet God was with him, and “he became a successful man.” Serving one of Egypt’s most powerful men, Joseph “found favor” in his sight.

Yet years of difficulties were ahead for Joseph. He would be falsely accused and put in jail. Even there, he would excel and be given a position of responsibility. He would expect blessing after correctly interpreting a dream for the king’s cupbearer, but after the man was released from jail, he would forget about Joseph.

Joseph could have given up and felt forgotten by God. He didn’t know that the Lord had greater things in store and that He was going to use all of Joseph’s experiences to deliver His full blessings and accomplish His purposes. Joseph simply had to wait for God’s appointed time.

God did not forget about Joseph, and He has not forgotten about you. He sees where you are. He knows what you’ve done and what you’re going through. He also has a plan for your life and is preparing you for what lies ahead. He has an appointed time for you!

Do not give up or despair. Trust in God, and commit your ways to Him. As Paul wrote, “We know that God causes ALL things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).

Remember: He is working everything together for good…for YOU!