At some point in life we may experience an unexpected breakdown. The pain of losing a loved one is far greater than we can imagine. Sometimes our enemies can destroy us. Sometimes those who love us may leave us for their own gain. We may not benefit from the hard-earned wealth or the wealth may be snatched away from us by those who love us. Pain comes in many ways in life. Do you know how long we can hold on when there is pain in life? Or how long do we need to struggle in our lives? I can not give an exact answer to that. But for those who believe in God, there is a definite answer. I will say it at the end. I have a story to tell here from our Bible as a good example of this.
Everyone knows the story that put Joseph in the well. I am not trying to tell this story in detail here. You can read more about this story in these chapters of Genesis (37–50). Here I can tell you the pain Joseph is experienced. Out of jealousy, Joseph’s brothers threw Joseph into the well. The brothers then sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for 20 pieces of silver, then took him to Egypt. Joseph was living there safely. But Joseph got into some trouble there and was put Joseph in jail for two years. God continued to bless Joseph when he had problems in his life. He was given a good position because of the abilities God had given him and because he had blessed him. As Joseph dreamed, he was blessed with it in life. Joseph had been in trouble for about 10 years. Ten years after Joseph’s family persecuted him, the whole family had to bow before him. God put Joseph in a great position. Joseph told the brothers that Joseph got the position today only because of the actions by his brothers did to him.
In short, God will bless us when there are problems or injustices in our lives and will put us in a good position before our enemies. I said one thing at the beginning, how long do we have to deal with human problems in our lives or Or how long do we need to struggle in our lives? The answer is that we must fight until God blesses us. It took Joseph 10 years to get the blessing from God. Joseph was never disappointed he just moved on from situations. Whatever he did, he did it with utmost sincerity and hard work.
No matter what the problems in life, no one should ever look back on our lives or Don’t think about old things or problems that have occurred. Think only of the things ahead in life, only think of what to do next in life, or pray for what God has in store for me, and move on until we get blessed. God has given us a weapon to overcome all weaknesses and that is our prayer to God. Everyone can give advice but I am trying to make it work for everyone including myself. Whatever the problems, God will bless us and then the problems will kneel before us.
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3