Series: Resilient | Week 3: Letting Go of What's Holding On To You
Genesis 40:23-41:1“Pharaoh’s chief cup-bearer, however, forgot all about Joseph, never giving him another thought. Two full years later, Pharaoh dreamed…”
Despite giving correct interpretations to the dreams of Pharaoh’s officials, Joseph remains in prison for another two years, forgotten. It’s easy to find ourselves in the midst of injustice or trying to endure through a painful season of life, waiting, wondering when it’s all going to end. Joseph probably did! Waiting isn’t usually easy.
Respond in PrayerIf you find yourself growing impatient through the pandemic, waiting for it all to be over, know you aren’t alone. Spend some time asking God to give you His perspective in the waiting. Ask for His help to not miss all He wants to do in your life in the midst of it. Meditate on these verses today and/or read this helpful article on waiting well.
For Families with Kids at HomeAs parents, one of our responsibilities is helping our kids know what it means to wait and cultivate patience in our lives. It can be easy to bypass this by entertaining them and/or putting something in front of them to end the waiting (and whining). Remember, as you teach your kids to wait, to be bored, and to have patience, you’re giving them a skill that will last them the rest of their lives.