In this sermon on the life of Joseph, we are reminded of God’s providence through pain, tragedy, loss, abandonment, and disappointment. God used the hatred of Joseph’s brothers selling him into slavery and 22 years of separation to bring Joseph through a process of brokenness in his life to where he became a true shepherd of men’s hearts. Joseph denied himself, took up his cross, followed the Lord, and submitted to His will. Are there areas in your life where you have rejected versus absorbed the hand of God? Do you have the wisdom to wait on God’s timing? Will you absorb evil for many coming to Christ?