Joseph in Egypt
Genesis 37, 39-41 (paraphrased)
Joseph didn't know what God's plan was, for his life. He must have felt really frustrated when his brothers sold him as a slave and it looked like all his plans for his life were ruined. Nonetheless he tried his best and became the best slave in Potiphar's house. He must have felt even more frustrated when Potiphar's wife lied about him and he was put in jail even though, again, he had done nothing wrong. Yet, just like before, Joseph did the very best he could and became one of the best prisoners. He had to wait a long time until he was free, but he tried to be the best he could in every situation. Eventually God helped him become a great man and help all the people of Egypt get ready for the famine.
Moral of the story: Sometimes, like Joseph, things don't quite go like we plan. But if we remember that God is in charge and is watching over us it can help us be patient and have faith that everything will work out for the best... even when we don't know how that will happen.
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