Have you ever had a moment in your life when you just felt completely lonely? Even to the point where you felt like God wasn’t there?
Well there was this man in Bible named Jacob. At that point in his life, everything was not going good, to the point that even his own brother is out hunting for him and wanting to kill him. So Jacob escapes and runs away. The Bible says:
“So he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep.” –Genesis 28:11
Seriously, things are so rough in his life right now, that he is sleeping on the rocks and using a rock as a pillow! Has your life ever felt so rough like as if it was on the rocks? So Jacob falls asleep, and he had a dream about a ladder reaching from heaven to earth. So he awakens from his sleep, and I absolutely love what Jacob says next in verse 16. He says:
“Surely the Lord IS IN THIS PLACE, and I did not know it.” –Genesis 28:16
In your loneliest moment, God was with you whether you knew it or not. Jacob had no idea that God was still with him. Maybe you feel like sometimes God is not with you, but I want you to know that God will never abandon you. He will never leave you! When you feel like you’re at your loneliest moment, just like Jacob, God is still with you! No matter what.