God Makes a Way…

Read: Genesis 27-29
Marked: Genesis 28:13, And behold, the LORD stood above it and said: “I [am] the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.

Abraham had not waited on God in the matter of an heir and had taken it upon himself to produce one through Hagar and not God’s plan. Inheritance and blessing was always passed from father to firstborn son, but Jacob and his mother colluded to take the right and blessing of the firstborn from Esau. Esau thought the blessing was unimportant until he lost it.

We don’t always do what God wants. Does this frustrate the plan of God? Not in the least. God knows what we will do before we do it. In His great wisdom He is able to see all eventualities and still bring to conclusion what He has planned.

In Romans 8:28 we see that despite the schemes of man God is able to work all things together for good. And Proverbs 16:9 says a man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.

While it is always better to trust in the Lord, and do what He commands, our failure or impatience won’t frustrate His work.