After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield, your very great reward. But Abram said, ” Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, ” You have given me no children, so a servant in my household will be my heir.” Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars, if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness. Genesis 15:1-6
Has God spoken to you about some profound desire of your heart? Did you believe Him? Real faith, the faith that honors the Lord, is not just belief in a certain promise fulfilled or blessings given. Instead, it’s trust in your Savior’s unfailing wisdom, power, and character, regardless of how things look. You trust that He means what He says and will accomplish what He promises. (Isaiah 14:24)
Of course, like Abraham, you may have waited a long time to see your hopes fulfilled, and like him, each day you wait may make its fulfillment seem more impossible. However, what’s truly important to decide is this: Do you trust your heavenly Father? Do you have confidence He has your best interests in mind?
Like Abraham, you don’t have to keep pleading for God to do what He’s promised, He never fails to do as He says. In fact, the more you think about what you want, rather than on the Lord Himself, the more frustrated you’ll become. Instead, focus on your Savior’s perfect character and unfailing ability. Because then you’ll be looking in the right direction when He keeps His word.
Grace and Peace to You My Friends