Gen 22:3, 9-10 So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. 9 Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
When Abraham was asked to sacrifice his only son whom he waited for many years, he did not think ‘probably I might have misunderstood what God spoke’. He knew what God wanted him to do. He did not waver in his hearing of the LORD even though it was a tough thing in the perspective of man’s nature. Likewise, when God wants us to sacrifice something which is very dear to us, especially when it comes to sacrifice our family members or money, it becomes more difficult for us to obey God’s instruction. In our life if we face with this situation, are we thinking ‘is this is what God wants us to do?’ or ‘Will ever God says such a harsh thing, when God is love?’ God’s providence will be visible only when we take the journey of faith trusting and obeying only to His words without wavering or having a backup plan.