My dear Brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of Genesis 28:15, “ I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken.”
From the above context we see that Jacob was on his way to his uncle’s place in Padan Aram. Jacob was going to a distant place from his father’s house. Jacob did not know actually what might happen to him in his uncle, Laban’s house. But God foresaw the hardships he would meet, in his uncle’s service, and therefore God promised to preserve him in all places where he goes. God gives His people grace and protects them from the dangers that could befall them. God also promised to bring him back again to his father’s land. Jacob seemed to be forsaken by all his dear ones, but God gives him this assurance. “I will not leave thee.”God loved Jacob much. Jacob simply feared and trusted in God, because he was left all alone. So he looked to God, for his safety. Being alone he laid down in the open air with his head upon a stone.
It was at this time that the Lord was communicating with Jacob in a dream, as he rested his head on a rock in the wilderness and was sleeping. In the dream, Jacob saw God standing at the top of a ladder-like structure reaching from earth to heaven. Now the Lord promised Jacob that, He would be with him in this journey to his uncles place to work under him and later He would take him, to the land of Canaan, his father’s place. The Lord promises to personally be with Jacob wherever he goes, He also promises to bring Jacob back to the land of promise. Travelling from his home to a strange place to begin a new stage of his life, and seemingly alone, it would have been a life of fear. But the Lord promises never to leave him until he fulfils all his promises to him.
God’s time to visit his people to comfort them is when they are in most destitute situation. He saw a ladder which reached from earth to heaven, the angels going up and coming down. The Ladder serves to bring Jacob into communication with God. The Lord stood above the ladder. And Jacob who was at His mercy stood beneath. The Ladder represents the providence of God. God promises to Jacob personally to be with him, to protect him, and to bring him back in safety, to his father’s place.
Are you going through a difficult situation like Jacob? Have you been deserted by your dear ones? Have your people come against you. Well God assures you that He will be with you, keep you in all the places, where you go, and He will bring you back safely. He will not leave you until He has accomplished that which He has spoken to you. God promises to never leave you or forsake you. Trust in God , will help you to overcome your fearfulness about your future Are you in search of a good job ? Are you deeply in sorrow, because of the loss of your business, or because of huge debts, or maybe you are dejected since you are unsettled in life or you aren’t blessed with a gift of a child.
Whatever may be your problem, God assures you that He will be with you. And when we approach Him by faith, and in prayer, He answers our prayers, we receive all blessings of providence and grace from Him. He is a God who keeps his promise. Jacob went to his uncle’s place with an empty hand and a staff. But he became rich with two companies. Then God brought him back to Canaan ( his father’s place )after he became very rich. In the same way God will be with you, guide you and lead you and help you to be successful in life. Until he fulfils his promise in your life He will neither leave you nor forsake you. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for your providence. We thank you for communicating with Jacob while he was all alone. Do speak to us also when we are in adverse situation. We are thankful because You preserve us wherever we go. Our times are in your hand. Help us to submit ourselves to you, and depend upon you for all our needs.