Abraham was first named “father” and then became a father because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing.
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
I want to encourage you today that no matter how dark the situation may seem to be believe that God can do something in it anyway.
I want to challenge you to dare to trust Him in the desert – there is a promised land and you are on your way to it.
My prayer for you is that like Abraham you will decide to live today not based on what you can’t do but on what God can do through you. His power sustaining you to walk, to love, to care and to be fully alive even though you may feel dead inside.
Long before he saw the fruit of the promise, Abraham believed God anyway. Though everything in his life seemed to indicate otherwise, He lived his life, everyday, not looking at the impossibility of the promise but in the possibility of God.
Because God initiated it, Abraham believed that God would fulfill it.
I am sure that there were times that Abraham barely believed. I know that there were days that he was only holding on to a bare thread of hope…but he held on.
Hold on, my friend, you may have only have a thread of hope but in Christ that thread is stronger than what you face and will hold against that which your fear.
I know you don’t see how it will happen but God does. He can see how and he knows when.
Hold on to Jesus…He is holding onto you.