“Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction; and our fathers found no sustenance. But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first” (Acts 7:11-12).
Have you ever asked yourself, “What if?” I have and I am going to guess you have also. It has often been said that the best sight is hindsight and that is often true. Sure was in the life of Joseph that’s for sure! Think about Joseph’s life for a moment. Lot’s of potential “What if’s” in his life.
What if Joseph had not been sold into slavery by his own brothers?
What if Joseph had not been falsely accused by Potipher’s wife?
What if Joseph had not been thrown into prison?
What if the chief baker had not of forgotten about Joseph for a season while he was left in prison?
What if Joseph didn’t walk with God and have God’s favor amidst all of his trials and troubles?
If the above had not of been true, there would have been no corn in Egypt and more than likely thousands or tens of thousands would have starved to death, including Joseph’s own family!
It is always good for us to remember that God has a purpose behind everything. His timing is impeccable. And He is always working behind the scenes to fulfill His purpose. Not sure what you are going through today, but if you are having a difficult time, think about Joseph and pray that God will use your present situation like He used Joseph’s.
Like Joseph of old, we need to just stay close to God, seek His Face and favor in, and on our lives, and just wait to see what He will do!!!