Here’s a throw-back from one of our most popular original devotionals.
Promises and Waiting
Then Jacob saw the Lord standing above the ladder, and he said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your grandfather, and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are now sleeping. Your descendants will be as many as the dust of the earth. They will spread west and east, north and south, and all the families of the earth will be blessed through you and your descendants. I am with you and will protect you everywhere you go and will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Genesis 28:13-15 Then Jacob saw the LORD standing above the ladder, and he said, “I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your grandfather, and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you ar | New Century Version (NCV)
In previous verses, we see that while sleeping, Jacob was envisioning a ladder that had heavenly beings on it. The Lord spoke to him in this dream. In this dream, God promised Jacob that not only he'd have His presence, but also His provision. When God says you will have what I promised you, He is promising provision and reassuring Jacob that His promises will become true.
How many times do we worry so much about provision? Will it be on time? Will it be enough? Why is this the current theme in many of our lives and hearts? If we know He will provide, why does a part of us doubt?
Prayer: Dear Lord, help us Remember that you are in control. Ease our worrisome hearts. If you choose to make us wait on you, give us peace. -Meghan