In Genesis 22, God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his only son, Isaac.
This was significant because God promised to give Abraham numerous decedents through Issac’s lineage.
In obedience to God, Abraham went on to sacrifice his son, but just as he was about to go through with it an angel of the Lord stopped him. A ram appeared for Abraham to sacrifice in place of his son, and so Issac lived.
It’s easy to lose faith and begin doubting when what we see is different than what God promised us. It might even look like the complete opposite. What I love about Abraham’s example though, is that he didn’t waver in his faith.
God has His own timing for fulfilling His promises, and He wants us to hold our confidence until the very end. As we’re waiting on God, spending time in prayer and the Word will strengthen our faith. We should also stand on what scripture says regarding our situation.
God is faithful, and if He has made a promise to us, He will certainly do it.
It’s also important as we pray, that we’re abiding in the will of God. The Bible shows that in some cases, even if God has made a promise, our disobedience can cause God to change things.
Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:17-19 NIV
By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.