"Studying Joseph of Egypt, we see that the wait for rescue may sometimes be long, the days trying, but God wants our faith to be a sturdy thing. In fact, life will demand it and would not be according to it's purpose if we could squeak by with a fragile faith that shredded in the winds of adversity. God is making something of us that could not be forged in easier circumstances. How can He come to count on us unless He teaches us the strength of one, who can, in fact, be counted on."
(Meridian Magazine, 4/20/10; Maurine Jensen Proctor)