It Will Come To Pass
17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:
18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:
19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.
21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:
In order to get from Point A to Point B, you have to go through the stuff, things, mess, situations (you get the picture) in between. Life is full of the “to” points; you know the places in between the two points. Whatever goes on in between, you know that there is a start and a finish. Whatever is started will be completed…may not be by your hands, time, or mind but it will be completed. Let look at something for a minute. For those that have kids, when you promise that you will do something for them, they are looking in expectation for the completed thing. They heard you say it, they see the actions you are doing and they believe that it will come to pass.
One thing I have learned is you can’t tell a child you will do something. They will remind you every waking moment until it is done. They will remind you of the day, the time, the clothes you had on, etc., to jog your memory so you will not forget. This division of Psalms, through these verses, was recounting the story of Joseph. Joseph was a man of strong faith and believes God would complete the task He started in his life. When he was a lad, Joseph was given two dreams both stating that his family would worship him. When he told his family about the dreams, it brought a feeling of discomfort to them. So much that his father, Israel (Jacob), scorned him BUT he watched to see if it would come true (Gen. 37:4-11). Joseph was telling them, speaking to them, that this is my dream and even if you don’t like it, it will come to pass.
Some of the things you do while on the course may take you around the way, but it will eventually bring you back to where you need to be. It will also prepare you to go through to get to your destiny. The child…the one you promised, will some days see your actions to do this “promised thing” and some days, not so much. But this child will hold on to the fact that you said it and my parent will not lie to me. Joseph was around 17-18 years of age when he was given into slavery. He had the dreams and he was now in a place where it was far from his destiny. Someone may feel that the place you are in is not where you were promised, but you have to trust God for His divine wisdom. Wherever Joseph was, he was placed in authority. As a slave in his master’s house he ruled the house, in prison he ruled over the prisoners and in Pharaoh’s palace, he was second in command over the land. The place was not where he wanted, but he was being prepared to fulfill his destiny. He believed that although in this mess, it will come to pass.
Now the time has come and everything this child had to go through was finally here. He didn’t have to wait on the promise. Can’t you see in your mind’s eye the smile of this child, but also the peace of mind that what he believed has finally come true? Joseph had waited over 30 years to see the dreams he had as a boy come true. He had been through some things and seen some more things. He had to take the good with the bad, but his faith was intact. He had to suffer some things and lose some to gain more, but he was willing. We all are in the “to” place, but some of you feel that God has forgotten you. Trust God to do what He has told you. He said He would never leave nor forsake us. But that doesn’t exempt you from a test. Verse 19 says that the word of the Lord tried or proved him. He wants to know that you can be trusted to go through for Him. You stay on the course and know that all things may not be good right now, but it will come to pass.