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. ~Romans 4:18-21
God promised to make Abraham and Sarah the ancestors of a great nation. The problem was, Abe was about 100 years old, and Sarah, about 75. But they believed not in their ability to conceive a child, but in God’s ability to overcome every barrier to the promise being fulfilled. These days we’re hesitant to say God has promised us something, it seems a bit presumptuous. But God HAS promised us, as family members, certain things. God has promised to bring good out of even the bleakest circumstance. God has promised never to abandon us. God has promised to deal with sin and injustice, that they will not win the day.
What promise do you need to remember? What promise do you need to believe in again?
Prayer: God, Thank You for being faithful to keep your promises. Remind me when I falter that you are bigger than any circumstance that I face. I will trust in you. Amen.