Our empty seasons can turn into dependent seasons. Growing in relationship with God is about growing in dependence of Him. The best place you can be as a person, a follower of Jesus, is at a place of complete dependence on God and knowing that everything you need, comes from Him.
Abraham understood his health, wealth, and family were all rich blessings from God. By trusting God and not questioning Him when He asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham proved he trusted God – no matter what.
In the end, the story of Abraham and Isaac on Mt. Moriah was not a test of God’s love for Abraham, but a test of Abraham’s love for God.
It’s easy to feel abandoned or betrayed when life gets hard. It’s okay to vent to God and tell Him how you feel. Just don’t get stuck there. Move past your emotions and lean into your Heavenly Father. He loves you and He is for you.
When Ernie faced cancer and the battle for his life, he experienced waves of fear and anxiety. He wrestled with questions like, “Why me?” and “God, what do you want from me?” These are typical questions we often ask when our lives seem to fall apart. Ernie learned this: If you’re going to trust God in life’s mountaintop moments, you need to trust Him in the valleys, too.