Genesis 25:19-34. Isaac waited sixty years to hold the answers to his prayers. He knew that God was going to bless him as he did his father, Abraham. But he didn’t know that he would have to wait like Abraham did. He also did not expect that his sons would be in conflict, like he was with Ishmael. Jacob and Esau were twins, but exact opposites. He favored Esau, the skillful hunter. Jacob was his mamma’s boy. Isaac was in for another surprise when it came time to pass on the spiritual blessing. Jacob had cheated his brother out of the inheritance.
LORD, our expectations are often way off the mark. We are surprised by what happens to us in this life. Help us to trust you even when the unexpected happens. May your will be done.