Sorry about the late post today. Over the weekend, I’ve been thinking about Abraham. The one word that kept replaying in my mind was ‘trust’.
- He had to trust God in order to leave all he had known behind, his family, his gods, his comfort, his home and his future in the land of Ur.
- He had to trust God when Lot chose the path that looked the most luscious.
- He had to trust God when he went with his 318 men to get back his captive relatives.
- He had to trust God when the Egyptian Pharaoh took his wife.
- He had to trust God when He promised that He would become the father of many nations.
- He had to trust God when both Himself and Sarai were growing older in age and yet no baby had arrived.
- He had to trust God when God asked for his only son (between himself and Sarai), the one he most loved, to be sacrificed as a burnt offering to him.
- He had to maintain this trust during those 3 days in the wilderness, walking up to the place he would offer Isaac up.
- He had to trust that even if God took his son, God was still able to fulfil His promise that He would make Abraham the father of many nations.
It carries on…..Read the book of Genesis.
What this resonated in my mind was and is this. God NEVER fails, He never has and He never will. What seems to take long to me, even when I obey everything He tells me to, is a part of a larger plan I cannot see. My part is to obey and trust. These are the two legs of faith which I must walk with. Trust until the very very end. Hold fast onto His Word, knowing that it’s TRUTH.
I hope this blessed you as it has me, I will be re-reading it.
Speak Soon. X