He considered that God was able to raise men even from the dead. (Hebrews 11:19)
Abraham was in his 70’s when God promised him many descendants. After waiting for twenty-five years, Abraham’s wife gave birth to a son – Isaac. Things were beginning to fall into place, but then the Lord decided to shake things up a bit.
Here’s what I wrote in Give Up Worry For Good…
Several years later, Abraham was asked by God to sacrifice his only son, the source of the promised descendants. Although the Lord prevented him from carrying out the act, Abraham was willing to do it. Was he delusional or some sort of fanatic? Not at all. As this verse tells us, he did it because he trusted God. Abraham knew that the Lord was good for his word and would somehow work out the details. He was right.
Are you waiting on the Lord to answer a certain prayer right now? You have a great opportunity right before your eyes. Like Abraham, you have a chance to trust God. It might not seem like a big deal when compared to Abraham’s situation, but that’s how faith grows. Make the choice to pray, no matter how you feel.