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Isaac’s Shocking Trust

What happened to Isaac after the consternation and shock? We never hear of a debriefing with a counselor or of him acting out in anger. Genesis 24:63 suggests he became a contemplative man. He also became a comforted man — “Isaac …married Rebekah. So she became his wife and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death” (Genesis 24:67b).

As for me, how do I respond to the inexplicable events God allows? Do I trust my truly loving heavenly Father as much as Isaac trusted Abraham?

Father of love, in your divine purposes you allow things in my life that I don’t understand. I’m tempted to doubt your long range plans. I can’t see the big picture. But I can read your Word and recall the incredible rescues you orchestrated. I can thank you for setting a precedent that you are more than able to deliver me and I can trust whatever you do with my life. Amen.


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