Joseph had been unjustly imprisoned and he responded by seeing potential for a change and release.
“14 Only remember me, when it is well with you, and please do me the kindness to mention me to Pharaoh, and so get me out of this house. 15 For I was indeed stolen out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also I have done nothing that they should put me into the pit.”
But in verse 23 — the plan evaporated — the screen freezes… Joseph is left in the prison. His friend he had helped forgot him. No one came for Joseph.
Chapter 41:1 — Two years passed before he was remembered and released.
Can we trust in God’s timing. Can we choose to not complain and to not hold on to the pain of others letting us down? Can we continue to hold God’s hand in trust he will accomplish his purposes for us in his time?
One of the most frequent occurrences God engineers into the lives of his people are the ministries of WAITING and the ministries of seeing our plans NOT come into being on our timeline. The lessons of the waiting room can only be learned there.