God’s Promises Are for You As Well

Sometimes the promises of God seem far off. But He can be trusted to fulfill even the most seemingly impossible promise. 

Sometimes the promises of God seem far off. But He can be trusted to fulfill even the most seemingly impossible promise. Click To Tweet

From Single to Numerous

The biblical patriarch Abraham was a wealthy man. He had an abundance of food, servants and possessions. Yet I wonder if at times he stumbled around blind to those gifts because his eyes were on the one blessing he didn’t possess—that of a son.

Abraham had achieved and acquired everything else a man would want except for an heir. The one thing money and status couldn’t buy him. In his old age it must have seemed hopeless, even though God had promised he would have children as numerous as the stars in the heavens (Genesis 15:5). 

Then the year Abraham turned 100, God blessed him with a son from his wife, Sarah (who was 90!).

How thrilled the newly minted dad and mom must have been. But still, I wonder if Abraham thought, Not even twins? This is numerous? (Obviously a man of faith, I still wonder if Abraham didn’t ask. I’m afraid I might have.)

Yet generations later, we compose songs about Father Abraham. From Abraham came our forefathers all the way to Jesus Christ! The Savior was born from a descendant of this one man and his one son. 

Numerous looked like a single son to Abraham. Yet God’s promise of offspring as innumerable as the grains of sand along the seashore is just what this patriarch received, despite original appearances.

The same is true about you and me. Our senses deceive us. What we see as little becomes numerous in the hands of our Father. What we view as hopeless becomes abundance.

Our senses deceive us. What we see as little becomes numerous in the hands of our Father. What we view as hopeless becomes abundance. Click To Tweet 

By Faith Believe God’s Promises

Hebrews chapter 11 says that by faith Abraham believed his one son would become uncountable offspring. In fact, he believed that God would somehow accomplish this even when asked to sacrifice that very son!

You can believe God’s promises for your life too. Simply because circumstances seem impossible doesn’t make it so. When we base our expectations in life on what God says, then we can be assured they will come to pass. 

When we base our expectations in life on what God says, then we can be assured they will come to pass. Click To Tweet

Our Lord does not lie. As He did with Abraham and Sarah, He will do for you in fulfilling everything He’s promised, including being with you when you struggle to understand how it’s possible. 

Our Lord does not lie. As He did with Abraham and Sarah, He will do for you in fulfilling everything He's promised, including being with you when you struggle to understand how it's possible. Click To Tweet

So don’t get so focused on what you haven’t received yet that you miss the blessings already in your life. They’re there, and they’re plentiful. Notice, and be grateful. 

Don't get so focused on what you haven't received from God yet that you miss the blessings already in your life. They're there, and they're plentiful. Notice, and be grateful. Click To Tweet

And that thing promised by God that you’re still waiting on? It’ll happen. By faith believe it! 

“Therefore, from one man—in fact, from one as good as dead—came offspring as numerous as the stars of the sky and as innumerable as the grains of sand along the seashore.” Hebrews 11:12 

Reflections: What are you struggling to believe God for? Is it based on His promises? If so, you can trust it will be so. 

By His grace ≈

Julie

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

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