Yesterday morning I woke up looking for answers regarding several challenges that are part of my life at this time. Hebrews 11:1 declares, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” I was looking for evidence that things were working out in a specific area and when I got up nothing had changed overnight on that issue. Tomorrow I go for a series of health tests and I am anticipating God’s healing touch will be shown on the results.
In conversation with my Heavenly Father I was reminded of what transpired in the life of Abraham when he was told by God to go and sacrifice his son (Genesis 22). You might want to read the chapter. I did! Talk about living in the midst of a challenge. Isaac was born a miracle in fulfilment of God’s promise. What does God think He is doing?
Take a look at what Abraham says to his servants in verse five, “Genesis 22:5, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.” Then note how he responds to his son when Isaac asks, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”(verse 7). Abraham says, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son” (verse 8).
What was Abraham doing in the midst of his challenge, expressing faith, even when he could see no answer on his immediate radar screen. In the course of our conversation God then went on to reveal some very personal insights about my life, which I am not prepared to share at this time. I am still processing a number of things.
As the day progressed, in small, uneventful steps, what I was looking to see happen overnight came to fulfilment on the first of the challenges I mentioned. God was faithful as I simply waited for the pieces to be revealed, just as Abraham waited on God as told in Genesis 22. I wait in faith on the health test results in the coming days, knowing God will work all things out for good, in reference to what is yet to be.
I encourage you to rest in faith and trust God with your whole life!