There have been times in my life where I have asked myself, “What are you doing here?” I knew I shouldn’t be there, and the results of my choosing to do it was disastrous. The whole time I knew God was there and felt His tugging me to go back to where He had me. God will not leave you, but He will ask, “What are you doing here?”
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
God is With You
God never goes back on His promises. He had promised that He would make a nation out of Abraham that would number as many as the stars in the sky. That promise went through Jacob. God tells Jacob in this passage that He will go with Jacob wherever he goes and will bring him back to the promised land. That’s what happened. Jacob went to his uncle Laban’s house, married Rachel and Leah, and returned to Canaan. God was with Jacob the whole time.
Do you know that God is with you wherever you go? Even when you stray off the path, He is there. He often works as a hedge to keep you from areas that will cause you harm, all in hopes of bringing you back to where He wants us. If you are in a mess of a situation, all you need to do is call out to Jesus, and He will rescue you.
What Are You Doing Here?
Are you doing what God wants you to do? Much of life’s frustration results from people doing their own thing when they know that God wanted them to do something else. If you’ve been resisting being obedient, it’s not too late to turn back. You will find a renewed sense of peace and joy as you do.