As we read Joseph’s story again, you may realize as you get older that our difficulties are nothing compared to what he went through. But before we get to the turning point of maturity, most of us feel that what we go through is bad, something that no one will understand. But what we have in common with Joseph is that we are all God’s children. If we reflect on Joseph’s life difficulties, we realize God must understand our difficulties and will provide a way out for us in order to overcome. As Joseph’s life was in God’s hand and His salvation plan, so are our lives, are they not?
Doing the right thing is not always easy. In fact, the path to doing what is right is often lined with great difficulties, struggles, and uncertainties. Doing the right thing also does not guarantee that everything will turn out fine nor does it mean we will have the support of others. In fact, it can be quite lonely at times, with no one to encourage us or to take our place.
Saul tried to kill David countless times, but David never retaliated. Though he had two clear opportunities to kill Saul, he refused saying, “The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my master… seeing he is the anointed of the Lord” (1 Sam 24:6). David did what was right even though his servants urged him otherwise and he himself knew Saul would keep trying to kill him. Continue reading