Gevurah is restriction. This is an important concept in Torah, as in order to find the ‘narrow path’ of G-d, once must ‘restrict’ that which hides this.
What we consider ‘reality’ sometimes is an illusion. What we think of as ‘bad circumstances’ can be part of a greater plan that we can’t see.
Joseph was Yesod in making connections. Gevurah, which descends from the upper Sefirah of Binah, enabled him to understand.
“We can never see past the choices we don’t understand … You’ve already made the choice. Now you have to understand it.”
The Oracle, “The Matrix”