THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“In hope against hope Abraham believed that he would
become a father of many nations, as he had been promised
[by God]: “So [numberless] SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS
Without becoming weak in faith he considered his own body,
now as good as dead [for producing children] since he was
about a hundred years old, and [he considered] the deadness
of Sarah’s womb.
But he did not doubt or waver in unbelief concerning the
promise of God, but he grew strong and empowered by faith,
giving glory to God being fully convinced that God had the
power to do what He had promised.
Romans 4: 18-21
I have been really impacted by Abraham. There is so
much wisdom we can extract from his story of faith. I read
the above passage of scripture yesterday and it spoke to me
As we all know God had an amazing plan for Abraham. He
took him outside and showed him something glorious,
something amazing! (read my last post which went into
great detail about what God showed him)
But there was a problem, Abraham couldn’t have children
because he was old. His body was dead!
His wife Sarah was in the same boat. She was barren and way
past the age of child bearing. So yeah, that was a problem!
What spoke to me though was how Abraham considered all
these factors but still trusted God. He believed what God
promised would come to pass. He never wavered or doubted!
He didn’t allow his dead body and Sarah’s deadened womb to
dictate what he could and could not receive. He didn’t allow
those things to stop him from receiving what God had
He considered his own dead body and considered Sarah’s
barren and deadened womb but didn’t allow that to hinder
his faith in God!
That blows my mind!
The word tells us, ‘He was fully convinced that God had
the power to do what He had promised.’ !!!!
Just because our circumstances are difficult or seemingly
impossible doesn’t mean we should stop trusting in God.
We should be fully convinced that God will come through
for us. I don’t know how Abraham did it because I have
failed in my faith numerous times. There have been times
I doubted God. But I think the important thing is to get up
when we failed. That’s what I did. I got up again and again.
I repented and moved ahead in my faith.
The lesson is this: Wherever you are in life, trust God. Everything
may be working against you but God is true to His word.
Stop looking at what’s happening around you. Don’t let that
determine what you should trust God for.
Faith doesn’t wait for the circumstances around you to be
favourable to work. Instead, it just works despite what is
happening around you!
There is so much I believe God wants me to do and to be
honest I looked at what was in my hands. I got discouraged
because what was in my hands was very little. It was
insignificant. I wanted to try and think up a plan but I read
the passage of scripture I shared in the beginning and
realised God didn’t want me to look at what I had. He didn’t
want me to rely on my own strength and He most definitely
didn’t want me deciding what I could and couldn’t do based on
what I had or how much I got paid and so on. He wanted
me to trust Him!
As I end I would like to leave you with two questions?
Are you looking at what is in your hand as you trust God?
Are you allowing what is happening around you to determine
what you should trust God for?
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What an encouraging post! I’m sure it is not a coincidence that I’ve been reminded of Abraham’s faith lately (apart from this post), and then to have you write about him and his faith in God just adds to the lesson God has been teaching me. Our flesh may tell us one thing, but God can do the impossible. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Yes He can Lauren. God wants us to trust Him to do the impossible…..thank you!