“I am God, the God of your father,” he said,
“Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt,
for I will make you into a great nation there.”
Gen 46:3 (NIV)
God speaks to Jacob here. He identifies himself as God, the God of Isaac. (Isaac had a relationship with God. Because of this, Isaac had prayed for his wife Rebekah because she was barren.)
Then God promises to make Jacob into a great nation. He also promises to go down to Egypt with Jacob and He will bring Jacob back to his homeland. (46:4)
In the 21st Century, God promises His children that they are not alone, because He, the One True God, is with them.
These are not words to be taken lightly. God is Who He Says He Is. And He is where He says He is—right beside us as we go through our days.
Whatever we go through-times of surgery, times of unemployment and job hunting, times of mourning, times of illness, times of weakness—God is there because he says, “I AM God.”
In our 21st Century world, we see events unfold that are not necessarily from God. These happenings hone in on one particular issue and can try our patience. We, me included, need to discuss these things with God. In fact, I recently needed to repent from the attitude that I had one recent week.