Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people, praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime, weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” Psalm 30:4-6
In just a moment, everything can change. Joseph spent many seemingly interminable days in an Egyptian prison, during which it certainly must have appeared that the great dreams God had given him would never come to pass. (Genesis 39-41)-But then, in the twinkling of an eye, Joseph’s circumstances were transformed radically.
Genesis 41:14 reports, “Pharaoh sent for Joseph at once, and he was quickly brought from the prison.” A few verses later we read that Pharaoh proclaimed, “You will be in charge of my court, and all my people will take orders from you. Only I…will have a rank higher than yours” (Genesis 41:40) Joseph went from prisoner to ruling the palace-just like that.
However your circumstances may appear, the one thing that’s certain is that they will eventually change. So appreciate and cling to what’s good while you have it and don’t despair over the burdens and disappointments. God’s help will come. And just like that, He will transform your situation in ways you could never imagine.