"I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread" (Psalms 37:25)
Today's Morsel: What comes to your mind when you hear or think about being forsaken? Do you think of being deserted? Do you think of being abandon? Or do you think of being isolated? When we lived in Okinawa, Japan, members of the military would purchase a dog or cat for their children. Then when it was time to depart the island, many of them would abandon the pet and just leave them on the island to fend for themselves. Every day, children are being abandoned. They are being left with no one to care for them. When we look at the story of Joseph, he was hated by his brothers because he was his dad's favorite. First they cast him into a pit and left him for a while. Then they sold him into slavery. His master's wife accused him of trying to take advantage of her. He is then placed into prison. But God is with Joseph. I'm sure there were times Joseph felt forsaken. I'm sure there were times he felt that he would never see his family again. I'm sure there were times he felt he'd never see his beloved father again. Year after year! Month after month! Week after week! Day after day! Minute after minute! Each day he got to hear the prison door slam. Each day he got to see a new face. Feeling abandoned. But Joseph went about his daily task. Holding to his dream. Thinking to himself "One day." And one day Pharaoh cast his butler and baker into prison, they each had dreams and Joseph interpreted their dreams for them. Joseph told them, "When you get out, don't forget me. Say a word to the king for me." But they each forgot him. I'm sure that Joseph probably thought, "Yea, even they have forgotten me." But God hadn't forgotten him.
Minute after minute! Hour after hour! Day after day ! Month after month! A year passed! And then a year and a half! And a year and three quarters! Maybe Joseph was starting to feel forsaken again. Paul said: "But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father"(Galatians 4:4-6). My friend, don't think that God has forgotten you. Keep doing what you know to do that is right and you'll see that He'll come through for you the same as He did Joseph.
Sing: He'll do it again! He'll do it again! Just take a look at where you are now and where you have been. He has always come through for you, He's same now as then. You may not how, you may not know when, but He'll do it again.