And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived. —Genesis 45:27
Jacob’s love for Joseph aroused his ten older sons to jealousy, prompting them to sell Joseph into slavery and then to cover their deed with a lie. In the years that followed, Joseph rose from slavery to power in Egypt, while famine fell upon his family (Genesis 41:56-57).
As his sons journeyed to buy food in Egypt, Jacob looked around and saw his expectations for his sons and his land reduced to dry dust. But Jacob had God’s Word. Day after day he reminded himself, “In blessing, I will bless thee and in multiplying, I will multiply thee” (Genesis 22:17).
One day he heard a sound—the wagons were coming! But they weren’t creaking and rattling like when they left. No! They were heavy and full of provision and promise! Hold on, don’t despair! The wagons are coming, overflowing with the goodness of God.
God’s provision is worth waiting for. Don’t settle for good. Wait for His best. His provisions last while worldly stuff rusts and corrodes. Don’t settle for rusty iron when He has silver and gold for you.
Lord, I desire Your best. Nothing else will do.
So I will wait for Your treasures and will
stop trying to make things
happen my way. Amen