Genesis 39:20 KJV
And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
The story of Joseph reminds me, in some respects, of the situation with Job. Things started out good, with a favored relationship with his father, but degenerated quickly. Joseph first found himself
- Hated by his own brothers
- Then sold as a slave and
- Then thrown into prison, the victim of a false accusation
But just like Job, Joseph's story does not end there. What appeared a terrible tragedy turned to be a marvelous victory as Joseph, who never grew bitter or blamed God for his circumstances, ended up in the exalted place of second to the Pharaoh.
Things do go from bad to worse sometimes. Life can take some turns that are heart wrenching. What’s worse, we know that the Lord said that in the later days it will get even harder as evil men wax worse and worse. Just remember, our story does not end here. The finale is when Christ comes to claim His own and then all who have been saved will be caught up together to meet Him in the air.
Don't give up. Through Christ the promise is that we will go from bad to worse to greatness.