(Genesis 35:8-29) Walking with God does not eliminate sorrow, but God is always faithful. GOD RESTORES ISRAEL (Genesis 35:8-15) God does not just say He appears Again Blesses Called God Almighty Doing a greater work Community of Nations Jacob restores pillar at Bethel SORROW IN RACHEL'S DEATH Deborah death mentioned Second son (Genesis 30:1) Son renamed Bethlehem remembered SORROW IN THE OLDEST SON Son of Leah Loses his birthright through sin His sin is declaring himself the head of the family (Genesis 49:3-4) SORROW IN THE DEATH OF ISAAC Isaac dies Isaac lives 20 plus years after the blessing Jacob is now the head Patriarch What about you? The Lord is near to those with a broken heart. Let God declare who you are. We must let go of areas of grief. This takes Christ’s grace.