As you can imagine, Potiphar’s wife was not too happy about being turned down.
It is so true! Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. As a result, two things happened in very short order. First of all, Potiphar’s wife made a false accusation. In essence, she accused Joseph of attempted rape. Secondly, Joseph was unjustly imprisoned. Joseph stood up for what was right and he still had to deal with a severe trial. Joseph did exactly what God wanted him to do and Joseph still had to deal with a difficult situation.
What is the moral of the story? We can be right smack dab in the center of God’s will obeying Him with passion and vigor and still have to go through difficult times.
It is in those moments, when we patiently wait on God, that we will find gold in the garbage.
In Isaiah 40:31, the prophet was speaking to God’s children who felt as if their time of exile was nothing more than just a season of walking in circles. Listen to what God said to His people through the Prophet Isaiah, “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Hasn’t God earned the right to be trusted?
It is true! Waiting on God and trusting in Him while we do nothing, but obediently walk in circles, is not easy, but when we remain faithful … giving our very best no matter what is going on or no matter how we feel … spiritual maturity is attained and Christ-like living is celebrated! If it takes a week – a month – or a year! Trust God and do the next thing! Be faithful while you wait! Serve while you wait.
Just keep walking and enjoy the exercise! Keep doing what is right.