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After interpreting the dreams for Pharoah’s officials, Joseph sat in jail for 2 more years. That was probably the most demoralizing thing in the world. He did what God said, he acted in a way to honor God and he sought God for pharoah’s officials—still no change. Joseph had no idea that the waiting he was doing would save Israel and save Egypt. But that was about to change. Pharoah had dreams and God had an interpreter. Had Joseph been released earlier, he would have returned to Canaan. But, now God was about to make Joseph’s dreams come true.
In our lives, we cannot see the end. We sometimes lose hope that God cares or has a plan. The truth is he always has a plan. When he reveals it, it is always the right one. We can never lose hope. Even if weeks, months or even years pass. We have to wait patiently and trust God to do what he will. When we do, he is faithful to lead and provide. He will execute his plan and we will see his way is best. Help me. Lord to follow your plan.
God Bless You
41 When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile, 2 when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds. 3 After them, seven other cows, ugly and gaunt, came up out of the Nile and stood beside those on the riverbank. 4 And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.
5 He fell asleep again and had a second dream: Seven heads of grain, healthy and good, were growing on a single stalk. 6 After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted—thin and scorched by the east wind. 7 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy, full heads. Then Pharaoh woke up; it had been a dream.
9 Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, “Today I am reminded of my shortcomings. 10 Pharaoh was once angry with his servants, and he imprisoned me and the chief baker in the house of the captain of the guard. 11 Each of us had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own. 12 Now a young Hebrew was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard. We told him our dreams, and he interpreted them for us, giving each man the interpretation of his dream. 13 And things turned out exactly as he interpreted them to us: I was restored to my position, and the other man was impaled.”
14 So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh.