“But they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint” – Isaiah 40:31 (KJV).
One may wonder why Abraham is considered as the father of believers. There is one case that can explain. Long in having a child Abraham had to wait on God to have one. Imagine, “Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him” – Genesis 21:5 (NIV). That took a bit of waiting.
Yet, if all that waiting was not enough, came the test of all. “Then God said, “Take your son, your only son- whom you love – Isaac. Sacrifice him ..as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you” (Gen 22:2). After that much waiting the child was now being yanked from him.
Abraham never doubted God. He took Isaac, bound him up, and just as he was about to slay him, the angel of the Lord called on him. “Do not lay a hand on the boy. Do not do anything on him. Now I know that you fear God because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son“ (Gen 22:12).
That was Abraham. Any of us can equally pass through a taste of belief. We have waited for years and perhaps think God has forgotten us. And just as we are about to receive and enjoy that which we longed for troubles visit us, from no where.
The faith of Abraham should stay on our minds. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning, great is thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23, NIV).
Prayer for today: Lord father in heaven, today I pray in the loving name of Jesus that my faith in you may shine and take me through all times!