June 19 | Genesis 22:7-8
“Then Isaac said to Abraham his father, saying, “My father.” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Behold, we have the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” So Abraham said, “God will provide for hi page at mself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And they walked, the two of them, together..” (Genesis 22:7–8)
There’s probably somewhere in the world where child sacrifices still take place. But most of us can’t understand why God would ever ask Abraham to sacrifice his son of the promise. After all, he waited 25 years to see God’s promise become his reality.
But Genesis 22 opens by telling us that God was testing Abraham’s faith. Abraham doesn’t know that. But God is not like the gods of the nations. He has learned to say yes to God every time.
Can you imagine the heartbreak, the crack in his voice as he replies to Isaac? Abraham probably could barely speak. He still replied in faith that the Lord will provide the sacrifice. Later the Lord indeed provided the ram in the thicket. Do you have the faith to respond to situations that don’t make sense, that God will provide in your moment of greatest need?
Action Step: Stand on the promises of God in faith. Say to your storm and your need, “The Lord will provide.” Do not doubt the Lord’s Word or character. He provides at just the right time with just what you need.
Jesus, I am in the middle of my need. I can’t see a way out of this. But I know you provide for all my needs. You are not surprised. So I trust in you to guide me through this need and provide more than I can imagine. Thank you for providing for me.