Keep Hoping

Romans 4:18-21 “Even when there was no reason to hope, Abraham kept hoping – believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him. ‘That’s how many descendants you will have!’ And Abraham’s faith did not weaken, even though at about 100 years of age, he figured his body was as good as dead- and so was Sarah’s womb. Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises.”

Abraham faced an impossible situation: as a young man, he found out he and his wife Sarah, couldn’t have any children. But at the age of 75, God told him: you’re going to have a son. At age 99, it was definitely IMPOSSIBLE! The facts were against him and there was no reason to hope. The only difference was God spoke a promise to him, and that was the reason he kept hoping. He was fully convinced, fully persuaded that God was not just able to do it, but that He WILL do what He promised! It took 25 years of waiting before it finally did, but it did! His faith was focused on The One Who spoke and he gave glory to God while he waited. He knew that God could be relied on and trusted and He held on no matter what the circumstances told him.

What impossible situation are you facing? What has God told you about it? Just because it seems to be impossible, and just because you’ve been waiting a long time, it doesn’t mean it won’t happen. If God spoke a promise to you, don’t give up. He NEVER lies! If He said He will do it, He WILL!

“Abba, You said that Your words are not empty, but they accomplish the purpose for which You sent them. By Your power at work in me, help me to stay focused on You. Help me to consider only Your words, Your promises, more than any facts I face because there is nothing impossible for You. And while I’m waiting, let Jesus be reflected in my character, that I may always give glory to You; let me hear Your voice clearly for any instructions. In Jesus’ Name I pray, amen.”


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