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This is Part Two of a three-part series. You can catch up with Part One here.
Verse: Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord. – Psalm 27:14 (NIrV)
Big Idea: God’s plans take time.
Have you ever had to wait on something good? Whether you’re waiting for cookies to bake in the oven or waiting for a special day like Christmas, waiting is never easy. But the best things in life often take time.
The same thing is true for God’s plans. Remember Joseph? He was only seventeen years-old when God told him he had big plans for his life, but none of those dreams would come true for another thirteen years. Thirteen years! That’s a long wait.
Imagine waiting thirteen years for cookies to bake or thirteen years for your next birthday. Joseph had to wait thirteen years before God’s plan became reality.
In the meantime, Joseph went through some hard times. After his brothers sold him as a slave, the slave traders took him to the land of Egypt, where he didn’t have any friends. Continue reading “Worth the Wait”