Fear Not! He’s Done it Once, He’ll Do it Again!

Genesis 26:24 NKJV  And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham;
do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham’s sake.”

When God spoke to Isaac and told him, “… DO NOT FEAR, for I am with you.  I will bless you and multiply your descendants…” that had to have brought such relief and peace to him.  Isaac had obeyed the Lord, moving his entire family to a new land and then began to sow into the land.  Through his obedience to God and doing something that God could bless God greatly prospered him.  So much so that the Philistines got jealous of his wealth.

Genesis 26:12-14 NKJV  Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him.  (13)  The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; (14)  for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds
and a great number of servants.  So the Philistines envied him.

They set out to ruin him by filling in the well that his family, livestock, and crops depended on, which his father Abraham’s servants had dug, with dirt.  Isaac traveled to the valley and dug up another well that had previously been used by Abraham.  This time local herdsman argued about who the water belonged to.  So Isaac left and dug another well with the same results.  Finally he moved again and dug yet another well, this time with no contention.  “But how long will this peace last”, some might ask themselves.  He moves yet again to Beersheba and the night that he arrives is when God showed up and spoke to him the promise in Genesis 26:24.

Isaac was probably already beginning to fear the neighboring people claiming the well he was about to dig.  He had just got done traveling and transporting massive flocks and herds of livestock along with all his servants and was undoubtedly tired.  When we find ourselves tired from a long day or a difficult season in our lives, the enemy loves to come in and attempt to get us out of faith and into fear.  But FEAR NOT, God is with you.  He has not left you.  He had blessed Isaac tremendously once and wanted him to know He would do it again.

Has God saved you?  Has He ever blessed you?  Has He ever provided for you?  Has He ever healed you?  Then don’t get discouraged.  Don’t let the enemy try to get you to quit.  Get in the Word.  Find a promise, then pick up your shovel and dig another well.  He is with you and He will bless you.  If He’s done it once, He’ll do it again.  So FEAR NOT.


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