The contradiction that faith holds onto

In Genesis 22:12 God promised to Abraham, “Through Isaac shall your descendants be named.” Then in Genesis 22:2 God tells Abraham, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burn offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”

This a trial for Abraham to see how God’s promise exists for him even in the dark nights of faith.

How do we live in the contradiction of knowing we have a powerful and loving God, even while we are suffering?