When God tested Abraham, faith led him to offer his son Isaac. Abraham, the one who received the promises from God, was willing to offer his only son as a sacrifice. God had said to him, “Through Isaac your descendants will carry on your name.”
Abraham believed that God could bring Isaac back from the dead. Abraham did receive Isaac back from the dead in a figurative sense. (Hebrews 11:17-19 GW)
Many people can't get beyond wondering, "Why would God ask Abraham to kill his son?" They imagine God as barbaric. The problem? They can't think beyond their own feelings and reasoning.
God never intended for Abraham to kill Isaac. This is made clear in the account in Genesis. Faith is a matter of trust, not reason.
When we cannot see beyond our own feelings and logic, we can't trust. So, is it risky to trust in God? It depends. It depends on how you view God and His nature. He is love. He is merciful and mighty and holy. But you have to take the first step of faith and trust Him to know this. ©Word-Strong_2014