Genesis 29:30-32: The Lord’s compensations.
“30 Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years. 31 When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless. 32 Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, for she said, “It is because the Lord has seen my misery. Surely my husband will love me now.”” NIV UK
I often think about the quotation that goes something like this: ‘Be kind to everyone you meet, because each person is fighting some kind of battle.’ God is aware of our ‘’misery’’ even though no-one else may be. His kindness to Leah in this sad situation surely touches, and warms, our hearts? For we realise that God is God. He is the same God today, and He looks in pity and kindness upon us.
In life, when we face disappointment and loss, it seems to me that there regularly are the Lord’s compensations to be found. Look out for them. They may not cancel out the losses, but we become aware that He is sending encouragement our way. He loves us, knows where we are, and cares about our needs,
PRAYER: Thank you Lord that I can say, ‘God is good all the time; all the time, God is good.’’ I believe this to be totally true.