#4232 – Against All Hope

Good morning people who trust God in everything

Romans 4:18-24 NIV Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it has 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. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness – for us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

I love this statement: against all hope, Abraham in hope believed…

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were against all hope? Have you found yourself in a situation where you were struggling to believe?

I’m sure we all have at times.

Yet look at the reality of Abraham’s situation. He was an old man; a very old man. In fact, one scripture says “he was as good as dead”. That doesn’t sound conducive to having kids…but then there’s God’s promises.

I declare to you today that God’s promises are stronger than your reality. Did you hear me? What God has declared – the truth – is greater than the reality you now find yourself in – the facts. Truth is greater than facts!

And look at what it says about Abraham’s faith; his confidence in God’s promises and his commitment to them regardless of the facts: it was credited to him as righteousness…and so it is for us who believe.

I think trusting in God no matter what is more important and powerful than we often think.

How is your trust in God?