“Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping--believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, "That's how many descendants you will have!"” (Romans 4:18 NLT)
Abraham held on to God’s promise to him that he would become a father, even at the age of 100 years old. All circumstances shouted to him that the promise would not come to pass, yet he still held on to hope. Even when circumstances speak the very opposite to the promise you are holding; hold the promise as truth over the circumstance and refuse to lose hope.
Waiting for the promises of God in our lives, reveals a lot about our belief of God’s character. In the waiting, does your heart begin to rationalise away the faithfulness of God towards you? Do you become the exception to the promise and lose sight of His goodness and unfailing love?
Believing the promises of God is not like throwing rings out at targets at a local fair, unsure whether a ring will land on an elusive prize always just out of reach. It can sometimes feel like the ring will never go over the target, securing the promise. But God’s promises to us are never rigged, unattainable or hold the glitz of a fair while leaving us empty handed with the disappointment and condolence of “better luck next time”.
God’s promises are sure. He does not lie, give false hope or trick us into believing something He never intends committing to or bringing to pass. God’s character is faithful, true, and just. If our good Heavenly Father gives a promise to His children, He keeps His Word. Are you holding on to a promise today? If He has given you a word, that is enough. Trust the character of the One who has spoken the word knowing that He is and always will be dependable.