“…there was God’s promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in His own name, saying: ‘I will certainly bless you, and I will multiply your descendants beyond number.’ Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.” Hebrews 6:13-15
This verse may not seem like a big deal, but at this particular time, Sarah, Abraham’s wife, was barren.
It was physically impossible for her to have children, but the Lord gave them the promise that one day, in His perfect timing, He would bless them with a child.
Now this was one massive and seemingly impossible situation.
For years and years, Sarah was unable to have children, and they were not getting any younger. There was absolutely nothing they could do about it.
But sure enough, against all odds, the Lord came through for them, and the miracle was done.
Even in their old age the promise spoken to them from God was fulfilled. Abraham did, in fact, have “descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.” (Genesis 22:17)
Seemingly impossible situations are merely opportunities for God to step in and do seemingly impossible things!
If Jesus Christ is the only way, truth and life in this world, why then do we still doubt and question the words He whispers in our ear?
Why do we believe the lies of the enemy, or our opinions, instead of the God who created us and who can do the impossible?
Doubt Will Hurt You But This Will Help You
“But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.” – James 1:6
The more our flesh rises to the surface, the more we’re reminded just how weak we are.
The harder the waves beat against our earthly ship, the tighter we are to cling to our life-preserver, Jesus Christ.
But many times we tend to allow the waves of doubt to drag us further and further beneath the waters we’re called to walk upon.
Believing God will do the impossible seems so unlikely for us sometimes.
But as children of the Most High God, we need to trust in our Father completely and wholeheartedly!
His promises apply to our everyday lives, so it’s now time more than ever that we walk by faith and not by sight!
That’s why having a devotional life with God is so vital to our walk with Him.
The more we read His truth, the more we’re set free from the enemy’s lies and tactics of deception because God’s Word will never return void.
“…The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.” -Isaiah 40:8
Life is Fast But Faith Takes Time
Life here on earth seems to go as fast as it comes.
Just like the beautiful flowers that bloom in the fields and in the gardens, one day we all too will fade away.
Our earthly bodies will cease to exist because one day we’re going to pass into eternity.
But praise God that our spiritual bodies will live on forever and so will God’s Word!
The Word of the Lord is the truth, nothing but the truth, and will stand the test of time.
Even in a world that is so against Him, the Bible continues year after year to be the #1 best seller!
Having unwavering faith in God, trusting in Him completely with all that is within us, is the only true hope we have in this seemingly hopeless world!
Our physical bodies are slowly but surely fading away.
Our faith may sometimes be only the size of a mustard seed, but praise God that’s all it takes to move the mountains in our lives!
People will let you down, but God never will! His promises are yes and amen!
He gives sight to the blind, heals the sick, and enables the slave to walk free.
He’s a Father to the fatherless, and He alone has the supernatural ability to forgive all of our sins!
Brothers and sisters, how truly great is our God!
It’s so amazing to me that we will hear God’s voice loud and clear, get confirmation in His word, and then brush it off as impossible when we don’t see how it could happen.
God Promised But I Doubted
One thing God has taught me through the years is how faithful He truly is.
I had prayed for a car of my own for I don’t even know how long. God promised me He would provide one.
He placed a very specific car on my heart, and He blessed me with the exact one He had spoken to me!
Not only that, when I bought my new car, the dealership said they would withdraw a down payment from my bank account in 3 weeks.
I knew it was the Lord who blessed me with this car.
I knew it was the Lord who said He’d provide the money to pay for it.
But, as the weeks were flying by, and the money wasn’t there, I doubted God’s faithfulness.
About a week after I got my car, the Lord put an envelope with money in it on my heart, but I disregarded it. I assumed it was just my imagination or me losing my mind.
Sure enough though, just like He said He would, God came through for me.
Just one week before the payment was due, I found an anonymous envelope in my mailbox with my name on the front and the exact amount of money I needed to pay my down payment inside!
Even though I doubted, even though it seemed totally impossible for me, the Lord kept His promise and was faithful to His Word.
God did the impossible for me, and I stand in awe of just how faithful He is.
The time in between however wasn’t easy because I was so drawn to doubt, and did.
I was on my way to check out a different car that was at a different dealer. But God changed my path, leading me to the one He had ordained all along.
Why Don’t We Listen to God?
As Christians, God wants us to walk by faith and trust in the almighty work of His hands, but many times we don’t.
Many times we’re convinced only in the things our eyes can see.
When God says His ways are so much higher than our ways, He is speaking the truth!
He has shown me just what it means to be a child of God.
It’s not because He blessed me with my dream car, but because God showed me just what He can and will do for those who love Him.
God showed me what it means to give Him full and complete control. I know now that the gifts He gives are tenfold better than anything this fallen world has to offer.
God is faithful brothers and sisters! What seems impossible for us is never impossible for Him.
So if you’re in that waiting period now, please don’t lose hope.
Keep your eyes on God’s truth and stand firmly on the promises He gives you.
You were formed in the palms of His hands. They’re the hands that hold you and promise to provide for your every need.
Take heart today that no matter what you’re going through or waiting for, God is going to come through for you.
Our God is a God of miracles!
He will do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever ask or think! (See Eph. 3:20)
You need to walk by faith, convinced and confidently knowing that absolutely nothing is impossible for God!
Trust and believe that your God will fulfill every single promise found in His Word and every single promise He has personally spoken to you!
Let faith arise in spite of
what I see Lord I believe
But help my unbelief
I choose to trust You
No matter what I feel, let faith arise
Let faith arise
For my champion’s not dead, He is alive!
Oh, and He already knows my every need
Surely He will come and rescue me
God of miracles come
We need Your supernatural
love to break through
You’re the God of miracles…
– Chris McClarney “God of Miracles
Study Verses: Matthew 19:26, Luke 1:45, 1 Corinthians 1:9