Genesis 28: Students

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Promises in Unexpected Places

Genesis 28:15 (New Living Translation): "What’s more, I am with you, and I will protect you wherever you go. One day I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have finished giving you everything I have promised you."

Have you ever felt like you're in a place where you just don't want to be? Maybe you've had to move to a new school, or your parents have had to relocate due to work. Jacob found himself in a similar situation. He was in a foreign place, fleeing from his brother’s wrath, probably filled with fear and uncertainty.

Yet, it was in this unexpected place that Jacob encountered God in a profound way. God assured Jacob that He was with him, would protect him, and fulfill His promises to him. This dream was a turning point in Jacob’s life, a constant reminder that God was with him no matter where he went.

Just like Jacob, you may find yourself in unexpected places. Remember, these are often the moments when God shows up, reaffirms His love for you, and reveals His divine plans. No matter where you are, God is with you, protecting you, and fulfilling His promises.

Pause & Pray:

1. Pray for God's reassurance when you find yourself in unexpected places or situations.
2. Ask God to help you remember His presence and promises, even when you feel alone or afraid.
3. Seek God's guidance in seeing His divine plans in every circumstance.

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