Last night in the WGR class, the Lord brought back to mind a fantastic song of faith. It is from the movie, Joseph, King of Dreams. I tell you, every time I watch the movie or even hear the song, I cry. It seems the song always finds me in a place of need, and the words invite me back into the arms of my loving God. I also cry because of the picture of Joseph’s journey— from the golden child favored by his father, full of promise and dreams, to sold as a slave and then prison. What must it really have felt like?
His story strengthens me. Did Joseph think God had lied? Did he feel despair or abandoned? Did his dreams strengthen him in the dungeon, or haunt him? Joseph’s life is a parable of our own. We have dreams and plans, but God has His own path for us. I am finding that sometimes, actually most times, we have to go through worse to get to better. Joseph learned to see God in it all. Every step of the way.
I want that too. I want faith and love even in the dungeon. May God strengthen and persuade us that His ways are better and are altogether good, and He uses all things to accomplish His purposes, for us and for others. “What you meant for evil against me, God meant for good.”
Even Joseph’s dreams could not have predicted or prepared him for the path that led from the dungeon to saving a nation. What did God deposit in the dungeon that prepared Joseph’s heart for the days ahead? Perhaps only this: “You know better than I.”
And that was enough, for Joseph and for us.
Here is a link to watch the movie clip with the lyrics. I hope you are blessed as much as I am every time.