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It’s happened to everyone at some point in life. We’ve found ourselves with a need that is bigger than our resources. It’s called lack. It may be more month than money or more work than workers, or more hurt than healing. Lack comes in lots of different forms.
There’s a story in the Old Testament which gives us insight into how we should handle lack. The story is found in Genesis 22. God tested Abraham’s faith by telling him to take his only son, Isaac, the seed of the nation God promised Abraham, to the top of Mount Moriah and offer him as a sacrifice.
As Abraham and Isaac ascended to the top of the mountain that morning, Isaac astutely noticed something lacking in the sacrificial supplies. Look at his question to his father, and his father’s answer in Genesis 22:7, 8 (NLT) “Isaac turned to Abraham and said, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “We have the fire and the wood,” the boy said, “but where is the sheep for the burnt offering?” “God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham answered. And they both walked on together.”
Abraham had absolute confidence in God as a Provider. And indeed, God provided a sacrificial ram at just the right moment!
How should you handle the lack in your life? Outsource the need to God! He is your Provider. He’ll certainly meet your needs, as you trust in Him!