Ever been afraid?

“Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed.”*He prayed,“Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother,from the hand of Esau.”Esau surely felt he had every reason to kill him:Jacob had stolen his birthright,robbed him of his inheritance.But in Jacob’s prayer,he not only saw his brother as God’s perfect man,he saw himself transformed. And when they met?Instead of a battlean embrace,and Jacob could truly say,“I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” 

Ever been afraid?Distressed?Jacob had a bigger challenge than you, I’ll wager—it looked as though his brother was en route to kill him.He prayed until he saw his brother’s faceas “the face of God,”and guess what?He was “pleased with me,”said Jacob.

From “I wish” to “Thank you, God”
April 13, 2020

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