13. He’ll Do It Again

blessedGenesis 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 him incredible relief and peace. Isaac obeyed the Lord, stayed Gerar and sowed into the land even in the midst of a famine. Through his obedience to God, he was greatly blessed. 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.

Because of their envy, the Philistines set out to ruin Isaac by filling in the well that his family, livestock, and crops depended on with dirt. Isaac traveled to the valley and dug another well that had previously been used by Abraham. Then the local herdsman argued the water belonged to them. So Isaac left and dug another well with the similar results. Finally, he moved again and dug yet another well, this time with no contention. “Praise God,” he must have thought. Then he moved to Beersheba. The night he arrived God showed up and spoke to him the promise in Genesis 26:24.

As Isaac moved his massive flocks of sheep and herds of livestock along with his family and servants to Beersheba, he was undoubtedly tired. Fearful thoughts of who might come and try to take the well they are about to dig flooded his mind until the Lord told him to FEAR NOT.

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? 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 doing what you know you need to do. 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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