Joseph let God be God, and we can too...
Scripture records Joseph overcoming enormous obstacles:
Sold as a slave by his own brothers, He forgave (Genesis 50:15-20).
Falsely accused by a wicked woman and thrown into prison, He persevered (Genesis 39:1-21).
Did he ever say, "I can't take any more, Lord!"? Did he ever want to give up?
Scripture doesn't record those details. But we know Joseph was human, so it's likely that he struggled at times.
But the incredible message of Joseph's life is that he let God be God:
When praised by kings, he gave God the credit:
“It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.”
When he was in a position to take revenge on his brothers, He said, "Don't be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you?"
He suffered. He persevered. And He trusted God to be God whether speaking before kings or comforting sinful family members.
Let's do the same.