Her spiritual growth is reflected in the names she gave her children: "Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. Reuben means, "See, a son" but when it is pronounced in Hebrew, it sounds like "He has seen my misery." What does that tell us about Leah's life? Listen to her heart's cry: "Surely my husband will love me now." We learn something important from her.
She named him Reuben, for she said, 'It is because the LORD has seen my misery. To accept the way things are and to admit you would like them to be different are two different matters. And, if you can, share your feelings with a trustworthy friend who will pray for you. Now she would be satisfied with just some feeling of genuine connection from Jacob and some appreciation. It seems she had finally faced the fact that Jacob would probably never love her as he did Rachel.
Rejection doesn't feel great and sometimes it feels unfathomable but it shouldn't be something you permit to take away happiness from your life.
Go for a walk after an upsetting letter rejection, or allow yourself to binge on that chocolate cake.
Kathy, an aspiring young writer, received a telephone call from a local pastor. The pastor continued, "Martha has a unique ministry, teaching Bible classes on the North Side.
If he had offered a big-enough dowry, he would have found someone to marry her.
But apparently he thought she was hopeless as a marriage prospect and the only way to get rid of her was to palm her off on poor Jacob, who was besotted with love for Rachel.
" "The study is probably in a gated community." Delighted with the job referral, Kathy checked her map after hanging up. It was in the most affluent section of the city, where the properties started at 1.5 million dollars and went up from there. There wasn't much left for clothes—especially the kind she needed for a job interview on Martha's side of town. ." The next day, as Kathy dressed carefully, she was frustrated to find that she had a run in every pair of pantyhose she owned. She realized her inexpensive clothes looked unmatched and tacky as she meekly reparked the car, and her hair kept sticking to the sweat on her forehead.
"Oh well," she told herself, "I'll wear a skirt and sweater. She shrugged off the inconvenience, jumped in her not-so-clean Suzuki, and headed for the Bible study a few minutes early. Walking back toward the large house, she noticed two black Mercedes Benz sedans pulling up in front. ." she said aloud as she ripped the note in half and angrily threw it in the trash.
She knew very well why she had been rejected for the job—she didn't look like the other women there. In that day, it was the father's responsibility to arrange for his daughters to marry.
During the seven years Jacob worked for Rachel, Laban could have tried to find a husband for Leah.
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"You did such a great job of editing my sermon transcripts into booklets, I suggested to Martha Frazier that you do the same for her. She's a bit eccentric," he chuckled briefly, "but she's got some great things to say.