Bewildered.

Genesis 22:2

“Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.”

Abraham was over 100 years old during this time. As we read earlier in Genesis, Abraham was seemingly too old to be able to have a child. But, God gave him a child because of his faithfulness. This wasn’t the end of that story though, as you can imagine. God decides to test Abraham’s faithfulness.

Has God ever put you in a situation where you were like, “What the heck are you doing? Why are you calling me to do this? This doesn’t make sense! Why is this happening?” I know I’ve been there before. The first thing that comes to mind is when I graduated college. I knew I wanted to be in Louisville, but didn’t have any sort of income to make it happen. I got hired at Chick-Fil-A so I could live in Louisville and boy was that something.

I had good days and bad days, but the more I worked there I felt like this was not where I was meant to be. I felt stuck. I couldn’t change jobs because I would lose income. God had me somewhere and I didn’t know why. It has been a year almost since I started at Chick-fil-a and when I look back I see what God was doing. He was humbling me, teaching me, and strengthening me. Sometimes God does stuff that doesn’t make sense.

Nothing with God is random. Everything He does is intentional. He never makes mistakes in our lives. He has perfectly planned out every minute detail in your life. He puts us in situations of confusion to test our faith. To test our trust in Him. He wants to see how we react. He knows these times will either strengthen our faith or reveal our lack of it. It is all for good. Remember this as you go through times of bewilderment.

Has God ever put you in a time of confusion?

How did you react?

Dear Lord, help our lack of faith. When we have doubt let us fill that doubt with your Son Jesus. Be with us in all we do Lord. You are so good. Amen.

Have a great week!

C. Lyman

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