He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” Genesis 22:12-14
What do you need? I mean, what do you really need? Has God asked you to do something in His name that you just don’t see a way to do? Has He asked you for something that you think is just too hard?
You can imagine how shocked, dismayed, and broken Abraham must have felt when God came to him, and in a voice as clear as any he had ever heard, told Abraham to sacrifice his only son. What would Abraham do? This was the hardest test he had ever faced.
We know that Abraham passed the test. Just as he was about to thrust his knife into the chest of his precious son, God stopped him. In Isaac’s place, God provided a ram for the sacrifice He required.
As Abraham obeyed God with absolutely all he had, God provided in an unexpected way, just in time, and in response to Abraham’s radical and obedient faith. In the same way, when you place your faith in God for the tests and trials you encounter, He can work in ways you never imagined to provide just what you need, just when you need it!
Father, I trust You in my trial. Thank You for working for my good, building my faith, and helping me to have confidence in You.