We live in a culture that does not like to wait very long for anything. We take pride in how fast we can get our food, coffee, cash etc. We have become a people of instant everything. But what happens when we expect instant results in our spiritual walk with God? Do we lose faith when God’s promises are not instant, and we are required to wait?
God promised Abraham, a 75 year old man with zero children, that he would be the father of nations. Year after year, Abraham anticipated the promise, only to grow older beyond the point of fertility. What a hopeless and impossible situation. In the midst of this impossible situation God declared: “Is anything too hard for the Lord?.” (Genesis 18:14) Finally, after 25 years of waiting the child of promise was born.
Are you waiting for a promise to be fulfilled in your life? Have the trials and difficulties of life trampled upon your hope and faith in the promises of God? Take courage! God has not forgotten you!
In the midst of an impossible situation do not lose hope. Our God is the God of the impossible! Is anything too hard for the Lord? Let hope arise and your faith be strengthened. Stand upon the promises of God until you become fully convinced that God is more than able to do all that He has promised!
“Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.”