Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. —Proverbs 3:5-6
When Abraham was old, he grew anxious for Isaac, his son and heir, to marry a girl from his own clan from the region where he’d been raised. He certainly didn’t want Isaac to marry an ungodly Canaanite! So Abraham sent a trusted servant to find a wife for Isaac. The servant posed a legitimate question: How could he travel a thousand miles to an unknown region and find just the right bride for his master?
To his everlasting credit, this servant was wise enough to commit his nearly impossible mission to God’s direction. The miraculous result was that out of all the cities, all the wells, and all the girls in the land of the East, Rebekah came out to the well. The servant’s secret to success was in committing his journey to God’s providence.
If God has the hairs of your head numbered (Matthew 10:30), He can surely do a better job of running your life than you can. If you lean upon your own understanding, you face an endless, impossible task. But God, who is infinite in understanding, can quickly bring a positive solution to the assignment.
The servant reported to Abraham, saying, “Before I had finished praying these words, I saw Rebekah” (Genesis 24:45). Pray, commit, and watch. Your answer may already be there.
Genesis 23:1-24:51 Matthew 8:1-17 Psalm 9:13-20 Proverbs 3:1-6