Have you ever put a jigsaw puzzle together without having the picture on the box?

This is somewhat analogous to Joseph’s experience in the book of Genesis.

A hard life

Years passed before he understood why he had endured rejection by his brothers, slavery in a foreign land, then being unjustly imprisoned.

Finally, enough pieces of the puzzle fit together for him to realize that God was using his suffering to bring about a wonderful result (Genesis 45:5-8; 50:20; Romans 8:28).


Yet a life well-lived

What I admire about Joseph is that even before he could make sense of it all, he never gave in to bitterness or despair. He never gave up. Throughout it all, he was faithful.

God can use people like that!

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