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Genesis 31:8-12

“If he said, ‘The spotted shall be your wages,’ then all the flock bore spotted; and if he said, ‘The striped shall be your wages,’ then all the flock bore striped. Thus God has taken away the livestock of your father and given them to me. In the breeding season of the flock I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream that the goats that mated with the flock were striped, spotted, and mottled. Then the angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob,’ and I said, ‘Here I am!’ And he said, ‘Lift up your eyes and see, all the goats that mate with the flock are striped, spotted, and mottled, for I have seen all that Laban is doing to you” – Oftentimes, because things don’t change the moment we run into persecution, we mistakenly believe that God is blind or uncaring to our misfortune. Beloved, that is so far from the truth! In times of distress, you have to remind yourself that God sees all and knows all; and take comfort in knowing that at the appointed time, God WILL move in our situation!

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