He is still God
“And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked. I am the God of Beth–el, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.” Genesis 31:7-8, 13 KJV https://www.bible.com/1/gen.31.7-8,13.kjv
Our God is the same yesterday, today and forever more. Regardless of the situations that we go through he remains God even when it may not look like it to us. In Gen 28:19 after Jacob had a unique personal divine encounter he made an altar and named the place Bethel as a reminder that God was there and he did not know it. In today’s Bible reading, at an all time low in Jacob’s heart where he had felt betrayed after long years of servitude to his father-in-law with shifting goal posts, God appeared to him and reminded him that He is still the God that he encountered at Bethel. He had not changed, his promises had not been reversed and in so many ways he had shown up. Even when Laban tried to shortchange Jacob with the criteria for the livestock, God always made sure that whatever was alloted to Jacob was what thrived. In the times of old, when there was a divine visitation or encounter, the people typically built an altar in the place as a remembrance of the encounter and typically came to the altar to worship God and make sacrifices unto God. In present day, we still have those unique divine encounters… We must create an anchor (albeit in our hearts or written down) to remember the time and place and manner in which God visited. So that we can recall, despite what it looks like today, that the God of that Divine Encounter who moved mightily in that time is still able to do it again. Revisit your anchor today. It is well with you.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for past victories and divine encounters. Lord, I return to my altar, please come through for me in Jesus name 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾