Read: Genesis 49-50
God is sovereign! That means absolutely nothing that happens in the universe is outside of God’s influence and authority. As King of kings and Lord of lords, God has no limitations.
Joseph understood this truth well. He trusted God through the difficult circumstances of his life. From being sold as a slave to being put in prison for no fault of his, Joseph trusted God and was able to see that God worked all things for good according to His wonderful purposes (Romans 8:28). If Joseph never went to Egypt, he wouldn’t have been sold to Potiphar or become his prime minister. If prime minister Joseph did not wisely prepare for the famine, his family back in Canaan would have died. And if the family had died, Jesus, the Messiah would never have come and we would all be dead in our sins.
Is there an especially difficult situation you are facing today? Would you ask God to help you, like Joseph, trust and rest in the overarching, overruling sovereign hand of God?