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Read Isaiah 28:16 from your Biblee

Abraham, the father of faith, came to a point in his life where he experienced anxiety. God had appeared to him several times, assuring him that he would have a son by Sarah. Having waited for what appeared to be too long a time, he readily gave in to Sarah’s suggestions to ‘go into’ her maid and raise an heir through her.

The cares of life cannot grow alongside the Word of God. They are thorns determined to choke the Word (Luke 8:11-14). You must uproot the thorns and exalt the Word of God.

One would have thought that as great as Abraham was, he would be immune to anxiety. But anxiety, like the thorn described, is a plant. Most plants start as seeds. At an unguarded moment, the seed of anxiety was planted in his heart by the enemy. He must have been tired of waiting long before Sarah made that suggestion, such that the moment an opening came, he quickly grabbed it. Had Abraham recalled the Words of God when Sarah made the suggestion, he would have rebuked her and reminded her of God’s promise. But he too was weary of waiting.

God’s ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts than ours. Even when He appears to be delaying, you must never lose hope, because He makes all things beautiful in His time.

Read 2 Peter 3:9 from your Bible

What has God promised you as an individual? God is not slow, He is never late. “Anytime God comes is good time, ” Bishop Oyedepo, usually says. Don’t let the enemy cheat you out of your blessing.

What an irony, that the child born by Abraham out of anxiety became an enemy of the child of faith. Ishmael and Isaac could not live together. Similarly, anxiety and faith cannot co-exist. Anxiety must be uprooted and cast out, or else it will struggle relentlessly with the seed of faith.


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