Speaking of Abraham, Paul wrote to the Romans,
Romans 4:19–21 (KJV 1900)
19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:
20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
I learn something new every day from my daughters. I have often made the statement that my girls have taught me more about God than all the books I have read and Ph.Ds I have heard lecture.
My latest lesson comes from Reagan, my 3 year old. Throughout the day Tuesday, there was much talk about the possibility of snowfall overnight. I made the decision, or perhaps mistake, of telling her that when she woke there would be snow on the ground. From that point forward, my day was filled with her reminding me of the promised snow and asking me if we were going to play in it. I may have answered that question dozens of time. It was beautiful to see the light of anticipation in her eyes as she thought of all the fun she would have when she got up in the morning.
She never doubted that there would be snow. She had heard daddy say so. She even let mommy know that daddy had said there was going to be snow. Everyone else may have gone to bed not knowing if there would be snow, but not Reagan. It was going to snow, her Daddy had said so.
I can not help but smile at the faith she has in her Father’s word, even though he can not control the weather. I also can not help but be a little ashamed of my own faith in the words of my Father, who can control everything.
I have a book full of His Word, and a world full of His wonders. Yet, so often I find myself struggling to believe that what He has promised is coming. I know I can not be alone in that.
What is it that God has spoken into your life, but you are struggling to believe?
What promise in His word sounds good, but just doesn’t seem to be for you?
Perhaps you and I can take a lesson from Reagan.
She believed her father.
Abraham believed his Father.
Lord, help us to believe ours!