Genesis 26 has been on my heart and I would encourage you to read the whole chapter!! I was so challenged and honestly felt something triggered in me this morning as I read about Isaac and his ability to rise in faith!!
We see from this scripture that there was famine in the land, and Issac decided he was going to move but just as God did to His father, appeared to him and asked Him to move to another land, somewhere he was not too familiar with, a new beginning, although Isaacs father Abraham was very affluent in this land, fact is he did not have his dad anymore and this was a journey he had to make on his own to find himself and I believe to have his own encounter with God in a way that he had never experienced!
Just like many of us, we have begun a new season, and I heard the Lord say this morning change is scary, but faith helps you rise above fear!
Isaac begun to prosper in this land because he was obedient to Gods instructions when asked to move and the indigenes of the land became envious, and were doing spiteful things to him, Isaac would dig a well and they would close it up! One thing I admire about Issac was his persistence, every time they closed up a well, he would dig up another one without retaliating!!! How many of us would keep on going even when we are not sure of what the outcome would be? when people are being spiteful and envious of your progress, people who you have been nothing but kind to? Sometimes people who you don’t even know but they just hate you because you’re doing better than them, or like Isaac you came from no where and you have overtaken them!
I see from this scripture that faith requires a ruthless type of belief, one that is immovable, unshakable, one that reminds you that when God gives a word He will always come through! When you read the scripture to the end, you find out that the people who were being spiteful went to Isaac and made peace with him!! He had faith, and fear was out the window and when the time was right, all worked out for him!This scripture is full of lessons, Be Blessed!