Are you facing a situation where all hope seems to have been lost? Please allow me to share with you the story of a man who was faced with a hopeless situation.
Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
Now, this sounds pretty cool, right? So what was the problem?
Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?
Pretty impossible right?! Well…God’s word says
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God”
What was Abraham’s response to the improbable? What was his attitude towards the calling in his life and the wall before him that seemed to impede the promises God had spoken for his life?
When there was nothing left to hope for, Abraham still hoped and believed.
Against ALL hope, Abraham believed God! He believed that God would do what He said He would. He believed that God was who He said He was.
…he (Abraham) believed–the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were
Wow! I love that! God brings back to life that which was lifeless, and he calls out things that aren’t, as if they were!
Dear friends, my desire is that you would be able to hold on, tightly, to these promises that are for you too!
May your hope be on the One who is able to bring life back into those areas in your life that may seem life less. Just as He calls things that are not, as if they were, may you too have the courage to hope and claim what you hope for, to come to pass.
But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?
2 Corinthians 4:18
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.