I had told my wife many times that I was an outstanding driver in snow. Growing up in northern Illinois, I had learned to handle the slick roads. Yet, as we drove one of our sons to a party, she clearly doubted my skills. The powder was sticking to the windshield, and she asked me to please slow down. I rolled my eyes—and promptly lost control of the vehicle. Moments later, we were in a ditch, spinning the tires, and having a marital moment in front of the kids. We were stuck because I wouldn’t listen.
It’s one thing to be momentarily stuck in the snow, but many people live their lives stuck. It’s not the snow that causes the problem, but the unforgiveness that surrounds them. Nothing prevents a person from moving forward like the holding of grudges.
In this final session, Joseph had seen the plan of God in the decisions of his brothers that caused so much pain in his life. Let’s take one more look at Joseph and see what he can teach us about looking at our own struggles in light of the grace of God.