January 12, 2012
Romans 4:17-18 “and calls those things which are not as thought they were. Who against hope believed in hope…”
This verse is talking about the faith of Abraham and how, even though the promise God made to him looked hopeless, he still believed in that hope.
WOW – to have faith like Abraham. To not allow any difficulties or any circumstances weaken his faith. To trust God so surely that even when the promise of a child did come to pass, he was willing to give Isaac right back to God – knowing and trusting that God has power to bring life back to any situation.
Sometimes I pray this verse back to God. “I’m calling these things which are not as though they are…” And I can see what I am praying for coming to pass. It’s not just wanting or wishing for it to happen. It’s about knowing it is happening.
Even when it looks impossible – we know that “All things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:27)
Even when it seems God has forgotten – we can “Be still and know the He is God.” (Ps 46:10)
And when is seems that bad things are happening all around us, we can know that “All things work together for good to them who love God and are called according to His purpose.” (Rom. 8:28)
Has God made a promise to you that you are still waiting for? Keep believing, and even if it looks hopeless, keep hoping! He always comes through! He’s always faithful!