Lost Dreams and Future Hopes

Grace Law

READ : Genesis 37:12-28, 36

Joseph, a shepherd boy, a lad of seventeen, was the favorite son of his father Jacob. Because of this, his brothers hated him and plotted to kill him. Joseph was a dreamer. His dreams angered his brothers because they implied that they were inferior to him. In one of his dreams Joseph dreamed that his sheaf of grain stood tall while his brother’s sheaves bowed down to it.

First, they planned to kill Joseph but instead of killing him, they made it look like he was killed by wild animals. They then sold him to some Ishmaelite merchants who took him to Egypt and sold him to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh’s officials. There he was unjustly put in prison. But because of good conduct, he was placed in charge of other prisoners. In prison, he interpreted dreams, and this led to his interpreting two dreams for Pharaoh. He was then put in charge over all Egypt and eventually was reunited with his father and brothers (Gen. 46). His strange dreams came true.

God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform. Joseph’s dreams came true. What was meant for evil, God used for good. Don’t give up on your dreams, because with God as Lord of your life, you can have great hope for the future.


Dear Lord, we dream dreams and sometimes lose them. We forget to trust You as our hope for the future. Please forgive us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.