2. Even if We Don’t See It, He Is Working
We often feel as if God isn’t working because in our lowest moment, nothing is changing. Or if it is changing, it’s changing for the worst, and we can’t seem to catch a break.
The story of Joseph is an example of a man being promised something, yet what he saw in front of Him was quite the opposite. In Genesis 37, Joseph is promised from God in a dream that He would one day reign over both the land and his brothers, placing him in the line of those chosen by God to receive blessings. Yet, his story took a turn. His brothers heard of this dream and decided to sell him as a slave where he eventually ended up in Egypt as a slave to Pharoah. He could not be in more of a pit, and further from what felt like God’s plan. The low moments didn’t just end there. It was one thing after another as he suffered betrayal, false accusations, and imprisonment.
Meanwhile, God was working in the midst of Joseph’s lowest moments. God’s hands were working on guiding his steps, even though his journey must have felt fully to the contrary. What might have felt entirely like a low moment for Joseph in being sold into Egypt, was God working out other details in those low moments, bringing Joseph eventually into a position of power and for Israel to be enslaved to Egypt where Joseph would reign. It turned out just as God promised, however it didn’t look the way most would expect it to look. But God was still working.
There was a famine that came on all the land, and the same brothers who sold Joseph to slavery headed to Egypt to “find more grain otherwise they would die” (Genesis 42:2). And it was there that a beautiful story of redemption and forgiveness takes place. Joseph and his brothers were reunited, and God did indeed fulfil His plan.
While Joseph didn’t see it with one low moment after another, God was still working.
He wants to teach you the same thing. He has a plan for you, and they are “good plans to prosper you and not to harm you” (Jeremiah 29:11). He has not forgotten you just as He didn’t forget Joseph. He was working in the midst of Joseph’s lowest moments, and God wants to teach you that He is also working in your lowest moment. That even if things don’t look like they will ever get better, God is working out all the other details. Every experience and low moment Joseph went through led him to God’s bigger divine plan. God wants you to know that He is still working in the unseen, even when our eyes can’t yet see.
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