By Amanda (the intern)

I have recently been reading about Abraham’s journey with God in Genesis 11-25.  Continually, God speaks with Abraham and reinstates his promises to him concerning his descendants, inheritance, and blessing.  While Abraham is waiting for God’s promise of a son to manifest itself, he begins to worry.  God knows how faint the hearts of men are, and He comes to Abraham with words of comfort, “Do not be afraid, Abram.  I am your shield, your very great reward.” (Genesis 15:1, NIV)

How often do we know the promises of God, but we start to worry while we wait for them?  We start to wonder if God will really come through?  We can see through the stories in the Bible that God really does fulfill His promises, not only the seemingly-insignificant promises, but also the very large ones.  His greatest promise of redemption has come through His Son, Jesus Christ, and He’s not done yet.  Jesus Christ will return again and bring final redemption to the world.  We are waiting in the middle, so do not get caught up in the momentary doubts that cause you to wonder if the promises are true.  Just like Abraham, when we believe the Lord, God counts it as righteousness. “Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.” (Gen. 15:6)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,