God came to Abraham in a vision and told him, “Look toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them. So shall your descendants be” (Genesis 15:5).
Years passed, and still there were no children. Abraham was 99 years old. Sarah was 90. Could they still have a child at this age? Sarah laughed at the prospect. The odds were certainly against them.
“What if I don’t have this child God promised? What if I fail God? What if I die and there is no heir? What if . . . ? What if . . . ?” Abraham could have listened to all those doubts and become downcast and distressed.
“Yet [Abraham] 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 4:20-21).
I want to persuade you that God has the power to do what he has promised you. He may not come to you in a vision or a dream. He may not speak to you in a thundering voice. But, we do have promises through Jesus Christ. Here are some of those promises that you can stand on:
- “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).
- Jesus said, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand” (John 10:28).
- Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2).
- Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you” (John 14:27a).
You can stand on these promises. God is more than able to do what he has promised you through Jesus. I encourage you to rest in these truths.
Prayer: Father, Abraham did not waver through unbelief because of your promises for him. Fear and panic come as a result of wavering in the storms of doubt. Help me to realize and see the promises you have for me. Then, give me the courage and strength to stand on those promises.