Joseph waited 13 long years before he had any tangible indication that his dreams would come true. Joseph is one of many biblical characters that experienced detours on the pathway to their God given dreams. As is true of us, they experienced a broad span of emotion that ranged from total resignation to steadfast hope. Their stories are inspirational because these characters, when faced with the decision, chose to have hope in God. And from God’s point of view hope is a reasonable choice.
Hope is a reasonable choice because it is based on God, not on our limited resources or our dire circumstances. Whether one is in a pit, a prison, facing a Red Sea, standing in the middle a desert wilderness with no water, a giant who stands 9′ tall, a well equipped army, or even a cross; hope was and remains today a reasonable choice because your situation is never hopeless until God has spoken the last word.