Two years, in fact!
Joseph interpreted the dream of Pharoah’s cupbearer and all he asked for in return was that the cupbearer remember Joseph when he got out of prison. Just like the dream, the cupbearer was released from prison and given back his job,
Two years of sitting in prison, waiting to be remembered! Will it ever happen? Joseph had already experienced hatred, betrayal and treachery coming at him from all angles and now this!
Throughout Joseph’s story, we continue to hear that God was with him. We know that God was with him in prison – he helped him interpret the dreams. God has told us that he has a plan and a purpose for everything. So God must have had 2 more years worth of things to teach Joseph in prison – hence, the delay.
But we don’t like delays. Patience in the face of diversity is a tough challenge. We don’t like it. It feels like God is not answering our prayers.
It’s the trust factor, again. It’s knowing that, contrary to my circumstances right now, God has the best planned for me. He is working things out for me.
Right now……..even if it takes 2 years.