Walking By Faith: SARAH & ABRAHAM

Is there anything our God cannot do? Silly question. Why would we ever question the power of the One who brought everything into existence from nothing? Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing is too hard for God. God can do anything He wants. When He wants. Why He wants. And how He wants. We have an AWESOME GOD. We see His glory and power every day. The very breath we take. The body we have. All of God’s creation. We see His glory, power, and love through His Holy Word. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things unseen. Where does that faith come from? How do we have assurance? How do we have conviction? It is by knowing God. Knowing the things He has already done. Knowing the things that He has promised He will do. Walking by faith is trusting in the power, wisdom, and love of God.

Sarah and Abraham are a perfect example. In Genesis, God was promising Abraham a son, an heir. But Abraham was getting up in age and Sarah was no longer a spring chicken. It wasn’t looking very promising that they would have a child together. As a matter of fact, when God kept telling them that they would have a son, Abraham and Sarah both laughed at the thought. They knew it was physically impossible. Sarah was past the way of women. She physically could have no children. It was too late. But God kept assuring them that He would do it. That nothing is too hard for God. Although Abraham and Sarah couldn’t see how it could happen, they both had faith that God would make it happen anyway.

Look at what the Hebrew writer said about the faith of Sarah and Abraham in Hebrews 11:11-12, “By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered Him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.” Guess what? It did happen. God did it. He did exactly what He said He would. He made the physically impossible possible. Don’t doubt the power of God. Don’t doubt the promises of God. Sarah and Abraham did not waver in their faith. It was challenging. But they didn’t give up.

Romans 4:16-25 says of God’s promise with them, “as it is written, ‘I have made you the father of many nations’—in the presence of the God in whom [Abraham] believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised. That is why his faith was ‘counted to him as righteousness.’ But the words ‘it was counted to him’ were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in Him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.”

Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing is too hard for Him. So let’s not put Him in a box or try to limit His power in our minds. We have assurance and hope because our God is in control. He has promised us forgiveness, resurrection, and a home with Him in Heaven. We can’t fathom it. But we better believe it. We need to have faith in God’s power and in His promises. We walk by faith because we’re walking with God. Life will have it’s challenges which will test our faith. But let’s be strong and hold on to God. Don’t let the challenges take your faith away. Use them to grow stronger. Let’s walk by faith so that we can be in Heaven with Sarah and Abraham.


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