He prayed much…..


 

“Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, the daughter

of Bethuel the Aramean of Padan-aram, the sister of Laban the

Aramean. “

Genesis 25:20

 

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

became pregnant.”

Genesis 25:21

 

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. “

Genesis 25:26

 

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

prayed much!

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!

Pray much…..

 

Rolain

 

photo credit: google images

 

 

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13 thoughts on “He prayed much…..

  1. Wow, this is inspiring. So far most of my prayers are still unanswered. Not giving up yet. If they have held on and God answered their prayers after all those years, so will I.

  2. This was a real blessing for me! (I will definitely keep praying and assuring my heart that God has already answered and He’s always ahead of me.)

    Thanks so much! Stay Blessed!

  3. Such an encouraging post Rolain! What a good reminder that God knows what He’s doing in our lives even when it doesn’t make sense to use, even when we pray year after year and nothing seems to be happening, and when things just don’t go the way we planned, especially according to our own agenda and timeline. God does know best and we must never give up praying, because just like in Isaac’s case… some of His answers don’t come right away, but when they do we will have much to rejoice over! Thanks for sharing this. Be blessed!!

    • You welcome Anna!
      Persistent faith through prayer is what He is looking for. It’s so hard at times but there will be a reward, there will be an answer because He is faithful…! And like you said, God knows best!
      We will not give up praying because He is the God who delights in our prayers!
      Thank you and blessings to you too…. 🙂

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