And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
Because of Jacob’s obedience to his mother’s counsel in the matter of the first born blessing that his father, Isaac, bestowed upon him instead of upon his brother Esau, Jacob had to leave his family and home and go to another place. Immediately after leaving his father’s household the Bible says in Genesis 28:11 that Jacob “lighted upon a certain place”. The word lighted is used in Genesis 32:1 this way, “And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.” The translation “lighted upon” and “met him” are from the same original word. Jacob came to a specific place at a specific time that had been previously appointed by God Almighty. Had Jacob not been at that specific place at that specific time he would have missed the angels of God that had been sent to minister unto him. Instead of missing his appointment though Jacob was at the right place at the right time to have his “ladder” experience which is often referred to as Jacob’s Ladder.
So many times we human beings live in dejection, depression and/or defeat because circumstances have seemingly forced us into situations we have no control over. We feel we will always be viewed as a failure and will never reach the place we could have in life. We reason, how did I end up in this place when all I was trying to do was be obedient? The LORD told Jacob clearly, “And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.” The LORD used a seemingly bad situation to drive Jacob to the place appointed for his ladder experience. Our God is so big that He can use even what appears to be defeat, in our eyes, into a ladder experience elevating us into the relationship He desires with us. Jesus died as a criminal in man’s eyes and yet that bad situation is what bought my eternal salvation and established me in a right relationship with Jesus Christ.
Fear not and place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ today for He will never leave thee nor forsake thee but will most assuredly bringing you to a certain place where your Jacob’s Ladder is waiting.