Behind the Scenes? – Genesis 42:36

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Genesis 42:36
Their father Jacob said to them, “You have deprived me of my children. Joseph is no more and Simeon is no more, and now you want to take Benjamin. Everything is against me!”

But was everything against Jacob? Hardly. In fact, everything was going his way. He just didn’t know it yet.

It reminds me of a story I once heard about a guy shipwrecked on an island. He had made a small hut for him and the few supplies he had. He began finding wood for a fire on the other side of the island. When searching he saw smoke rising not far from him. He ran to see what it was. He found his hut burned to the ground with all of his supplies.

He fell to his knees in utter despair. After hours of staring at the burned hut and supplies he hears a loud horn of a ship. He ran to the beach and sees a ship. After being rescued, he asked the crew how they knew he was there. They replied “We saw the smoke from your fire.”

Sometimes it may seem everything is against you. Just remember, you don’t see what YHWH sees.

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until next time, Shalom.

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