We Can Trust God–He Knows How

April 8, 2013 | Tags: , ,

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But the Lord asked Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Can I really have a baby when I’m old?’ Is anything impossible for the Lord? At the appointed time I will come back to you, and in about a year she will have a son.”

-Genesis 18:13-14

The story of Abraham and Sarah illustrates that God is trustworthy in keeping His promises, even when it seems impossible. God promised Abraham that his offspring would be as numerous as the stars in the sky (Gen. 15:4-5). This promise may have been easy to believe had Abraham and Sarah been in their teens, twenties, thirties, or even forties. But the call on Abraham’s life came at the age of 75, and by 99, he still hadn’t been a father through Sarah, who was 90. It is no wonder Sarah laughed when God told her she would have a child the next year. But she did, just as God said. Abraham and Sarah conceived Issac, and the child of promise was born in impossible circumstances. The nation of Israel began.

God has made promises to you and me too. Do we sometimes think–how is this possible? We struggle between trusting God and doubting His power and authority over everything. We believe the lie that God somehow couldn’t keep this promise–that maybe this is the one thing He cannot do. But we mustn’t look at the situation with human eyes. We must look at the situation through God’s eyes–Scripture. Did God create the universe out of nothing (Heb. 11:3)? Did God bring forth a child by a 100-year-old man and a 90-year-old woman (Heb. 11:11-12)? Was the Messiah conceived in the womb of a virgin (Luke 1:30-35)? Did God raise His Son Jesus from the dead (1 Cor. 15:20)? Scripture confirms God did all these things, and many, many more. Is the promise to you or the promise to me somehow outside God’s miraculous power?

The beauty of God is that He does not change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The same God who performed all these miracles, making the impossible, possible, is the same God who can bring forth His promises in our lives. Believe, Friend, and walk with Jesus one moment at a time. God promises these things to us so that we can walk by faith, and not by sight. Yes, He sometimes tarries. And it may be a long wait. But that doesn’t mean He’s forgotten His promises. He is not like you or me. He is God–perfect in all His ways. You and I can trust that He will keep His promises. And when He fulfills them, it will be marvelous in our eyes!

By Courtney Silberman

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