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Worth The Wait

Posted on: 7-15-112012

“He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was able to perform.  And therefore it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Romans 4:20-22

God promised Abraham and his wife, Sarah, a son and Abraham took God at His word even though they were advanced in years. Time passed and still, no son.  However, where most of us, myself included, would have started to doubt, Abraham remained confident in God’s promise.  Abraham didn’t remind God that he was too old to have children and that each passing day made having a child even more unlikely.  He didn’t question himself and whether he had heard correctly from God.  He didn’t whine and complain when God didn’t work according to his time schedule.  He didn’t allow his faith to falter in God’s ability to do what He said He was going to do.  He simply trusted God to bring it to pass in His own time and in His own way.  He did the thing that is often the most difficult for us to do…He waited.  And sure enough, God did  exactly what He said He was going to do.  And because of Abraham’s unwavering faith, he was considered righteous.  He trusted God when the circumstances told him not to.  He trusted God when the world even though the world probably told him it was impossible.  He trusted God’s abilities in spite of his own inabilities.  We all face situations that can seem insurmountable.  We face odds that are not stacked in our favor.  We face circumstances that seem utterly impossible.  However, when we stand toe to toe with the impossible, we can trust in the promises of God.  Everything in us may tell us that there is no way, but with God, there is a way.  Everything in us may tell us that we’re wrong this time and God is not going to come through for us, but He will.  He may not work on our time frame, but He will be exactly on time.  It may take every ounce of courage, strength, and faith we can muster, but it will be more than worth it when we see God fulfill His promise.  Imagine the first time Abraham laid eyes on his son, Isaac…I can guarantee you that he thought God’s promise was worth waiting for.

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