Genesis 31:22-24: God in control.
“22 On the third day Laban was told that Jacob had fled. 23 Taking his relatives with him, he pursued Jacob for seven days and caught up with him in the hill country of Gilead. 24 Then God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night and said to him, “Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.” NIV
We fear people partly because we do not fear God more. In the story of Jacob’s return home, we have seen, and we now see again, God’s Hand firmly on circumstances to make this possible. It was a journey the Lord wanted Jacob to make, and He ensured that the man could make it. I want to say again, God is REAL. He is there, even though we can’t see Him. Like the wind, or like electricity, He is invisible, but we can see something of what He does. He can speak to surprising people in surprising ways. He can restrain individuals if He chooses to do so. Perhaps we believe over much in bad men, and not enough in the good God.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, when you have made the path clear to me, may I not fail to take it.