Cindy Grasso

Trusting When It’s Hopeless

The Apostle Paul wrote a challenge to the church in Rome not to give up, he writes, “When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do.” (Romans 4:17-18 MSG)

Paul wanted to challenge the new Christian churches in Rome to trust God even when things seem hopeless using Abraham as an example. Abraham chose to focus on the power of God and not on the impossibility of the promise God had given him even when everything in Abraham’s life seemed to indicate otherwise. I am sure that there were days when he was holding on to a thread of hope. I am sure that there were times when Abraham barely believed and struggled with massive doubt.

My friend, doubting is not an indication of failure or failing God, it is an indication that you are a human being. God will not take away your humanity or your emotions.  His plan is to work through both. You can walk forward with the confidence that you may not know where you are going, but God does. God has called you to trust Him, lean on Him and rely on Him as you walk the road before you. God’s promises come with His power. Base your faith on what God can do, not on what you can see as possible and decide to live not on the basis of what you can’t do but on what God said He would do.

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