“And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.”–Gen. 22:7-8
Nearly everyone has encountered a situation in life where they felt, “This is too hard. I can’t do this”. That’s why our text is so very important. At this very moment I have family and friends who are in great need, in various ways,and I suspect the same is true of you. I pray they will consider this and be encouraged by it.
Whether your problem is sin, shame, sickness, suffering, sorrow, shortage, etc. the nature of your problem doesn’t matter. God is able to meet them all. His power exceeds the greatness of any problem. Regardless of how you feel at this moment you can face your future without fear because God is faithful to do as He promised. That gives us hope when we are helpless. It keeps us going when the only option seems to be quitting. Knowing He can provide what we need produces a peace that passeth all understanding. You need to think about that everyday so as to build your faith (Rom. 10:17) to cope with the crisis that will surely come.—HDS