Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.
2 The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. Genesis 39:1-2
Already we see that Joseph is starting to get the upper hand on his brothers. He will be tested tremendously throughout this ordeal but he emerge as a stronger man than when he was sold to the Ishmaelites. Going from a slave to being in the Pharaoh’s palace is quite an accomplishment, something I’m certain Joseph never expected.
Often we find ourselves in awkward and uncomfortable situations. When we can’t control our outcomes, we become nervous and agitated.
Consider recently Hurricane Dorian that just swept through the Bahamas. It hovered over those islands for quite a while and destroyed much of the island. That’s a situation where people cannot control what is happening and just have to react. And sometimes quickly lest they lose their lives. Those people were lifted from their comfort zone and are still experiencing the trauma and loss of everything they knew to be normal.
Or as a Saint once said, “if you’ve lost everything and only have God, God is more than enough.”