God is going to keep His promise

This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham: – Mathew 1:1

“Even when there was no reason for 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!” – – Romans 4:18 NLT

The first person in Jesus earthly family tree was Abraham. Abraham like us made mistakes. He has a son by the wrong women and lied about his wife being his sister, not once but twice. Abraham is not some perfect representative of God. He was a normal man, full of faults, just like you and me. Yet God continued to love Him and carried out the promise He had given Him. Abraham didn’t allow his mistakes that define him, rather his faith.

I find Abraham’s example of faith inspiring, and it never ceases to give me hope. The phrase, Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping,” speaks of the kind of faith that defies hopelessness. Abraham was aware of his difficult situation. In fact, Romans 4:19 confirms “Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead–since he was about a hundred years old–and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.” Abraham was not in denial. He clearly was facing the facts of his situation, yet Scripture says that he did this “without weakening in his faith.”

faith corrie ten boomHow many of us in Abraham’s situation would have held on to the promise of God? It’s not a state of denial of circumstance. Corrie Ten Boom once said, “Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.” Real faith says, “I know my situation looks hopeless, but I also know God is more powerful and I’m keeping my eyes on Him!” It’s not important that we know how God is going to keep His promise to you, but it is vital we know that He will keep His promises!

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