I AM the Holy Spirit. Sometimes events in your life do not always go the way you expect them too. Take Abram for example. We came to Abram in a vision and promised Abram a child. We showed him the heavens above and instructed him to count the stars if he were able. We told Abram he would have descendants this numerous. (Genesis 15:1-5.)
We eventually fulfilled Our promise to Abram and his wife, Sarai. Sarai, or Sarah conceived the child of promise. (Genesis 17:19.) It was a glorious moment for them. However, the events in Abram's life drastically changed when We tested him. Abram was instructed to offer his son as a burnt offering to Us. (Genesis 22:2.) Abram past the test, and We prevented him from sacrificing his son. (Genesis 22:9-12.)
When events in your life do not look the way they should, hold onto a few promises from the Bible. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6.) "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28.) It might look different, but we've got your back.
1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
2 But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”
4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” 5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him,
“So shall your descendants be.”
19 Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.
2 Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”
9 Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
11 But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!”
So he said, “Here I am.”
12 And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.