Is there a fear staring you in the face right now? Are you finding your faith in God’s promise shaking? If so, you are likely praying desperately for God to be with you. God will answer you. But you might, like Jacob in Genesis 32, be surprised by his answer.
Jacob leaned on his staff, staring at the stars. He was looking for hope. “Number the stars, if you are able to number them. So shall your offspring be” (Genesis 15:5). Yahweh had promised this to Father Abraham.
Jacob’s body was tired, but his mind was restless. Daylight was approaching and Esau with it.
He wrapped himself tighter in his cloak and squatted down. He was cold and the fire had cooled to glowing coals. He stared …