We can have fears in life. The scariest moments is not scary movies but real life. When I am scared, the first action should be prayer. I like the history of the Bible. I can relate to Jacob.
Jacob tricked the birth-right from his brother. He feared Esau was coming back to pay back Jacob.
Esau was going to meet with Jacob. Jacob had his plan so that he would be safe. I know that he trusted in God but I believe that there were elements of relying on Jacob's wisdom.
Genesis 33:1-3 says, "Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men; so he divided the children among Leah, Rachel and the two maidservants. He put the maidservants and their children in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear. He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.
I believe that God was working in Esau's heart so Esau would have love towards Jacob.
God has an plan for you and me. We must keep going forward in faith that Jesus has an great plan for you.
Genesis 33:4, "But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him."
God wanted Jacob's faith to grow so Esau had an soft heart towards Jacob. Jacob so that the Lord was and is dependable.
Let's us fully trust in the Lord.
Genesis 33:5-9, "Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. 'Who are these with you?' he asked. Jacob answered, 'They are the children God has graciously given your servant.' Then the maidservant and their children approached and bowed down. Next, Leah and her children came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel, and they too bowed down. Esau asked, 'What do you mean by all these droves I met?' 'To find favor in your eyes, my lord,' he said. But Esau said, 'I already have plenty, my brothers. Keep what you have for yourself.'
God can heal any bad situations. Esau could have been thinking about killing Jacob but God changed
Genesis 33:10-16, "No, please!' said Jacob. 'If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favorably. Please accept the present that was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me and I have all I need.' And because Jacob insisted, Esau accepted it. Then Esau said, 'Let us be our way; I'll accompany you.' But Jacob said to him, 'My lord knows that the children are tender and that must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die. So let my lord go ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the droves before me and that of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.'
Esau said, 'Then let me leave some of my men with you.' 'But why do that?' Jacob asked. 'Just let me find favor in the eyes of my lord.'
So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir."