Is there a situation in your life that seems to be against all hope?
I believe that our Magnificent God revels in these kinds of situations, because He knows that we will have no other option but to see that only He could have brought us through!
19 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.
God doesn’t ask us to pretend that things are not as they are in the natural. Sometimes we need to face the fact that ___________________. The key is in the next verse…
20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,
OH! What a mouthful!
He did not waver through unbelief…he trusted that what his God has told him was true.
He was strengthened in his faith as he did not waver.
21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
Fully persuaded! He was sure that the Lord would honor His promise.
22 This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.”
23 The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone,
24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness-for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.
25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
These words are here as a promise to us. That when we believe him, when we take Him at His word, he will credit that righteousness to us.
He is blessed by our believing Him!
Heb 11:6 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. NKJV
So then, WITH faith we are pleasing Him!
I want to please God don’t you?!
I want Him to be blessed by the belief I have in my heart towards Him.
What is your “against all hope” situation?
Things may not work out the way you would have planned it,
but you can know that when you believe Him, He is pleased with you.
He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
He is the same today as when those words were written.
If you are comfortable, share about how God came through in an “against all hope” situation for you. Your testimony may be just what someone needs today!