I’ve been reading about the story of Abraham. I am inspired.
To read about his life is to read about hardship, trial, testing, difficulty, patience, endurance, discipline, struggle and challenge. Yet, “Abraham believed the Lord and he credited it to him as righteousness.”
There are many hardships in life, am I right? Everyday we encounter and are bombarded with trial after trail that wears us down and makes us believe it would easier to give in and quit. The dream we have in our hearts is seemingly taking forever. That promise we believe God gave us seems nowhere in sight. The passion, the longings, and the vision we have for our life, seems distant and unattainable.
But we must remember that God’s timing is not ours.
Just because the dream seems nowhere in sight, it doesn’t mean the promise has been forgotten.
We know this because of Abraham.
Abraham held firm to his faith.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 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. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” -Romans 4:18-22
Did you catch those four simple words?
Aren’t you inspired?