Words of Hope

Good News. No Boundaries

In Your Dreams

by: Carol Bechtel

If Joseph had written in his diary after he had interpreted the dreams of the cupbearer and the baker, what might he have said? DIARY: When I encouraged them to tell me their dreams, I was hoping God would have good news for both of them. They were so upset and clearly didn’t have a clue. When I gave the cupbearer the news that he’d soon be back in Pharaoh’s good graces, it got everyone’s hopes up. But then it was the baker’s turn. There was no way to spin that dream so that it would come out well. Three days later the dreams came true. When, I wonder, will my dreams come true?

If Joseph had written in his memoirs years after this experience, what might he have said? MEMOIR: Looking back on it, I’m not sure if it was faith, arrogance, or desperation that prompted me to offer to interpret their dreams. I was never short of confidence in those days, but I’d been through enough by that time to know that God works in mysterious ways. So I offered, God gave me the interpretations, and you know the rest. But then the cupbearer forgot about me! Two years I sat in that prison—waiting, hoping, and praying. Of all the low points in my life, that was the lowest. How could I know then that God was about to make my own boyhood dreams come true?