"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says..."
God bless you.
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform.
You've got to love Abraham! Especially in his later life, he was such a stunning example of seasoned, unshakable faith in God that I can't help but be inspired to press on through life's journey every time I read or think of his account. WHAT a testimony!
Talk about odds stacked against him! Wow... he was 100 years old (how does that feel?) and Sarah wasn't far behind him; yet the promise of God was that they would do something that required the red blood of youth and vigor - having and raising a child of their own. By all "fleshly" accounts, that seemed pretty impossible.
And you know that's the phrase Abraham just couldn't get out of his head. For how many times had Yahweh proven Himself indelibly faithful? Bringing Abe out of Ur of the Chaldeans while he was still Abram - giving him the victory over heathens who'd captured his nephew Lot - supplying and bankrolling his personal wealth and family... the list goes on. So in the face of fulfilling His promise of "many nations", who was Abraham to doubt God's mighty hand no matter how dark the circumstance?
Therefore Abraham determined and settled his heart into being faithful to God, as God had been to him. He resolved to dodge the instability and recklessness of unbelief and to absorb within his emotions and heart of hearts that since ALMIGHTY GOD, Creator of Heaven and Earth, was doing the promising - He must be well able to deliver on those promises. Abraham yielded to the truth and refused the lie of unbelief.
I want to be like that. Don't you?
Whatever it is that Almighty God has promised to bring into your life will come into your life even as He has promised, beloved. For what He has promised He is surely able to perform. Period.
YIELD TO GOD'S TRUTH, and resolve to dodge the doubting hands of the flesh and the enemy! Throw yourself into the faithful arms of Jesus. Believe no matter what and - as did Abraham - "against hope, believe in hope" knowing that, what our God has promised, He is well able to perform. Amen and Hallelujah!
I am praying for you all... be blessed, in Jesus' Name.