God has ways of bringing unexpected good out of situations where hope seems lost. Joseph was sold into slavery in Egypt and falsely accused and sent to prison, where he was forgotten for years. But God restored him and placed him in a position of authority directly under Pharaoh, where he was able to save many lives—including the lives of his brothers who’d abandoned him. There in Egypt Joseph married and had children. He named the second Ephraim (drawn from the Hebrew term for “twice fruitful”), and gave this reason: “It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering” (Genesis 41:52)
We can struggle in the challenge of where we think life has us, that can stop us from connecting to who God is and what he determines for us. if God seems distant today, the challenge you have is to believe that God has not changed his mind, hold onto hope, tell him you need him. Hold on!