Jacob finally meets his brother after some 20 or so years. He continued to devise plans up to the last moment and yet, after all that, when Esau saw him, he ran right to his brother and gave him a hug.
There are a couple of points here. One, the most important thing Jacob did was when he prayed in the last chapter. God worked everything out for him, making the fear he had useless. Fear usually is.
Second, we tend to think others’ attitudes towards us are worse than they really are. Can I tell you an ugly truth? Most people aren’t thinking about you at all. They have their own lives to live and are focused on that.
How much time do we spend worrying when we could spend time worshiping? Corrie ten Boom said, “Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” Give your worries to God and live today for Him!
Casting my cares upon Him,
Pastor Ron Kitchell