“Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, the daughter
of Bethuel the Aramean of Padan-aram, the sister of Laban the
What happens when you don’t have all the answers to the
problems in your life?
There will be times we will come up against impossible odds,
situations we will be completely powerless against.
Isaac was blessed with an incredible woman by God but she
was barren! God led Abraham’s servant to her family. There
is an entire chapter (Genesis 24) dedicated to the servant
finding Isaac’s wife! There can be no argument she was the one
but she was barren……
The only explanation I could think of for that was, God had a plan.
He wasn’t caught off guard by Rebekah’s barreness.
Let’s read the next verse;
“And Isaac prayed much to the Lord for his wife because she was
unable to bear children;
and the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife
At face value the impossible situation in Isaac’s life was
resolved so easily. Isaac prayed, God heared and answered
his prayer. Lesson learned!
But it goes much deeper than that. Let’s take a look.
“Afterward his brother came forth, and his hand grasped Esau’s
heel; so he was named Jacob [supplanter]. Isaac was sixty years
old when she gave birth to them. “
Jacob got married at forty right. According to their culture I
don’t think it took long for them to try to have a baby.
Let’s give it maybe a year.
If that is the case, Isaac prayed for nineteen years give
or take for a baby!
Isaac prayed much, the word tells us and he got his answer.
What is it like praying for something that long?
Who knows the things Isaac and Rebekah faced as they
trusted God for their baby?
Just know this, it took about nineteen years for Isaac to
get an answer to his prayer. He never gave up on God.
He never lost hope, instead he prayed much!
I am encouraged as I read their story because there are
things I have been praying for for a long time.
So let’s go back to that impossible sitution I was talking about
in the beginning of the post.
It’s not a mistake you are going through what you are going
through just like it was not a mistake when Isaac married
Rebekah even though she was barren.
God was very much in the know about that and He had a plan.
All I would say to you today is, don’t give up. God has a plan.
Isaac didn’t complain or murmur about his problem, he
Are you praying “much” in your impossible situation?
That could be the answer.
Be encouraged, be hopeful, because God sees what you are
facing. He has the answer and He will not let you down!
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