Power to Back Up the Promise

The Lord visited and the Lord did.

I have this bad habit of putting my failed expectations on God like I do other people. Whatever hurts, pains, or rejections I’ve encountered with other people, I sometimes expect God to follow suit. In His Word, He shows otherwise.

When we look at the story of Abraham and Sarah’s barrenness, we see an active, personal God. God is fully aware of Abraham’s dilemma and legacy and informs him of the promise that is over his life to have many descendants. Abraham believes by faith that God will provide an heir and that He will be faithful to the promise of producing many out of his lineage (Hebrews 11:8-12).

That’s intense faith – to believe in something although you know that you won’t be around to see it. Hebrews 11 says that Sarah believed because she judged Him (God) faithful who had promised. God has the POWER to back up the PROMISE. Let’s commit to stop laying our disappointments in people on a faithful and true God. He’s not a man that He should lie – God isn’t like us! But He does love us! It’s quite amazing, actually.

God is requiring us to trust Him with our now, our tomorrow, and our forever because He’s good for it. He’s not concerned with our human qualities – for example, He was not concerned with Sarah’s old age but God knew that He could make the possible happen out of the impossible just like He created out of nothingness and chaos (Genesis 1:1-2).

What are you believing God for today? God’s good for it. Whatever He says, whatever He promises, He is always faithful to complete. He has the resources to ALWAYS BACK IT UP.

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