Text: Genesis 31:1-55.
For twenty years Jacob dwelt with Laban in Abrahams’ original country in Mesopotamia. Much of those years were filled with frustration, and being cheated and harassed by his in-laws. But God kept Jacob safe and prospered him using that period to change him from a self-reliant deceiver into a man who must rely entirely upon God.

Adversities of many kinds are part of life, especially of those who belong to Christ. But God uses all things for your growth in Christ, (Romans 8:28-39).

Meditate verses 1-3. What is God teaching you in these verses?

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, give me the ability to see Your grace, especially in difficult circumstances. Help me seize opportunities in every situation I’m in. Amen.