Romans 4:18 declares of Abraham. “Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, ‘So shall thy seed be.'”
The time is nearly 2 a.m. Yet earlier this evening God again began stiring my heart regarding all that he has placed inside of me. And for some reason, I believe there is someone out there who needs to be encouraged regarding what God has spoken about her life, her family, or some other situation. The Bible says, “Against all hope, Abraham believed in hope.”Take a minute and think about this statement in a modernized context. It literally means,that which is impossible by natural standards. Another way to think about it is an occurrence that… ‘cannot occur.’ Naturally speaking, there was no hope for Abraham and Sarah to have a biological son. They had an absolute zero probability of becoming parents. She was 90 years old, and he was 100.
Yet in the face of what was naturally impossible, Abraham placed his trust in the God in whom and by whom all things are possible. I am certain that I am not the only one who needs to hear this word right now. Someone needs to be reminded today that with God all things are possible. Don’t stop believing all that God has placed in your heart and mind, the promises he has made to you regarding your life and family, your children, the ministry to which he has called you, the healing he has promised you. That which he has spoken, he is well able to do.
The book of Numbers informs us, “God is not a man that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should repent; Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good? (Numbers 23:19) God himself echoes these rhetorical questions concerning his nature, his character, and his infinite power. He proclaims in Jeremiah, “Behold, I am Jehovah, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:27)
I don’t know what your situation is today, what you are facing or feeling. I do know however, that we serve a God who is not confined by earthly limitations and natural circumstances. God loves you and wants to bless you. Romans chapter 8 tells us that if God did not even hold back from us his own son, how will he not with him, give us all other things. Stated plainly, God is faithful. He can be trusted to do all the has declared over your life and mine. Our only response to this truth is to believe.
As we continue into this new year, I pray the miraculous over your life, that God would open doors no man can shut, that he would create streams in the desert and work in ways that are undeniably him. I pray God would fill you with his love, his joy his peace and his strength. That he would grant you the grace to believe what he has spoken, and the power to act in accordance.
May God our Father richly bless you this coming week. And my his everlasting peace be upon you and in you.