In life there are many questions asked, with the possibility of right or wrong answers. Sometimes answers are obvious while others take thought and investigation. Still there are questions that go unanswered to leave one wondering and searching. There are some things in life they say that you just can’t put your finger on it. Yet there’s evidence to show who God is and one word is “Sovereign.” God is above everything and has the authority to do whatever he chooses, while He’s yet loving, just and able to impose His wrath where needed.
So how does one handle hurt and pain, when you’ve waited through challenges – it seems your breakthrough has come when suddenly something else happens – the loss of the very thing you’ve waited for ie; a child, job, home – you then face the challenge to believe in God.
To try to explain the sovereignty of God is virtually impossible – in His almighty power and love, God demonstrates an authority above all others, yet with an unexplainable desire to love each of us. So as He loves every one of us, with everything belonging to Him, He has the right to do as he chooses. Therefore His knowing what it takes for each one of us, even if for a moment we are seemingly driven from Him by our pain.
In His infinite wisdom He knows that in due time we’ll be driven to Him. Abraham at the call of God responds in obedience to take that which God has given him “Isaac” to offer as a sacrifice. After waiting for so long the very gift of God was being required of Abraham by God. How do you give that what you love, that you’ve waited so long for? This act has to be a great level of faith and obedience understanding that everything belongs to God.
With the temporarily of life, and as Psalms 24:1 declares; “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the worlds and they that dwell therein.”
Abraham was able to make this journey because even as he was asked by his son (Isaac) because something was missing “where is the lamb?” Abraham declares in response “God will provide.” Abraham had in his possession the wood and the fire, but no lamb. Yet as they journeyed and came to the place, he instructed the servants to tarry here, while he and Isaac would go to make the sacrifice and stated “I and the lad will return.”
Without question He provided when we needed Him the most when He gave His only Son Jesus Christ as the sacrificial lamb in our place at Calvary. Can you trust God with what you love the most to know that He’ll provide? Let us know how you feel.