Can I Trust Him in the Valley?

“Come on Isaac, let’s go worship together.  God has an appointment with us up on the mountain,” I say as we began our long walk up.

It is quiet and beautiful this morning. Everything around us reminds me of how good and faithful our God has been to us.  I try to breathe the fresh air deep into my lungs, but my heart is too tight.  I don’t understand what I am called to do today.  I don’t understand.  But one thing I know, God is God and He must be obeyed.

God is God and He doesn’t make mistakes.

God is God and He will make a way.

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My son’s voice breaks my silent meditation, “Father, where is your lamb for the offering?” he asks.

And my heart, it gets a bit tighter. But God, He is God and He doesn’t make mistakes. I know I heard Him say to offer Isaac. Just like I heard Him tell me that He was making a covenant with this son in front of me, this miracle He gifted me with, this one who God said to offer up …

“God is God and He will provide, Son.”

We walk up together, my Isaac and I, and I remember Sara laughing when God told us about his upcoming birth. It was unbelief first, but then it became a giggle of joy. And I gladly joined in. Laughter because God showed up when it looked impossible. Laughter because God has a serious sense of humor. Laughter because we sensed how loved we were.

And my heart, it loosens up a bit. Because God, He is God and He doesn’t make mistakes.

We built the altar and arranged the wood when we got there, my Isaac and I.

And my heart, it fluttered again as I lay my Isaac, my promise from God, the joy of my old age, right on the altar, on top of the wood.

But God, He is God, and He doesn’t make mistakes.

I close my eyes, and I try to take a deep breath. That’s when I heard Him speak. So I opened my eyes, and saw the ram in the thicket.

And a deep laughter burst out of my belly. And Isaac, he joins in, and our laughter gets louder. Laughter because God showed up when it looked impossible. Laughter because God has a serious sense of humor. Laughter because we sense how loved we were.

Yes, God is God, and He doesn’t make mistakes.

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3 comments

  1. I love the way you tell this as a story, as though you are Abraham.
    I never thought that Abraham and Isaac might have laughed with relief, but I guess it is possible. I probably would have cried for joy. But then my name is not Isaac, or laughter! 🙂
    It’s always great to be reminded that God is God, and He doesn’t make mistakes. Amen to that!

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  2. Oh those valleys where we are not sure what is happening, we would love to eliminate them all. God is good and we must always trust him, even when times are difficult. This story of Isaac and Abraham is one of my favorites. thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

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