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  • Writer's pictureJan Weihl

Taking matters into my hands (Gen 27)

Updated: Feb 14, 2022

Do you trust God to fulfill his promises or take matters into your own hands to make sure they are fulfilled?



Isaac and Rebekah knew God's promise that their younger son, Jacob, would receive the blessing. But neither of them trusted God to fulfill that promise. (Genesis 25:23)


Isaac tried to give the blessing to Esau, the older son, because he liked his wild game stew.


Rebekah tried to help God fulfill His plan, with a different method but the same mindset as Sarah, in the previous generation.


Genesis 27:11-13 Jacob answered his mother Rebekah, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth man. Perhaps my father will feel me, then I will be as a deceiver in his sight, and I will bring upon myself a curse and not a blessing." But his mother said to him, "Your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice.."


Trying to fulfill God's plan is never a reason to take matters into our own hands thinking we know what's best, rather than patiently waiting on God.


God will accomplish His plan in His time. I just need to trust Him and make sure I'm following Him, not trying to take the lead or take matters into my own hands.


Dear Lord, Please give me patience to wait for You to fulfill your will in your perfect timing. When I take matters into my own hands, I will only muddy the waters. Your will, not my will. Your way, not my way. I will patiently wait. I trust You, Lord.


Jan Weihl

Living Word Ministries




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