Daily Delight

Friday, April 15, 2016

God makes countless promises throughout the Bible. This is not something to take lightly, and it is imperative to our relationship with the Heavenly Father that we trust these promises. Our relationship with God is rooted in His Word. It is through the Word that He draws us close and guides our lives. His Word is important and true, therefore His promises are important and true as well. Considering the fact that the Bible records thousands of God’s promises, evidently demonstrates how the Father wants us to trust in Him through faith.

God’s promises always prevail, and He shows this to us hundreds of times in His Word. Even though this is true, we still struggle with trusting Him. As daughters of Christ, we must focus on God’s promise instead of the problem. Genesis 21 records the fulfillment of one of God’s earliest promises to Abraham through the birth of Isaac. Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. –Genesis 21:1-2.

God is faithful, and He is able. As followers and children of Him, we can trust that what He promises He will perform even if it seems impossible. Impossible is God’s greatest delight. Nothing is impossible any longer when God is in control. By all human standards, it was impossible for Sarah to conceive because of her barrenness and the fact that she was far beyond childbearing age. However, it was made possible with God. He keeps His promises.

Often times, we think it is too late for God to work. We begin to believe that we are too old, or we have been praying over a situation for too long without any evident answers. When there are no results, sometimes we disregard our trust in God and assume He has forgotten about us, so we take matters into our own hands.

We cannot doubt God’s ability or His timing in what He has promised. Abraham and Sarah teach us that God is in no hurry to carry out His promises, but He certainly has a set time for their fulfillment. God will perform if He has made a promise.

No situation in our lives is too messy or outrageous for our Heavenly Father to work His mighty work. Let us ask God to grant us the faith and patience to see His master plan come in full circle in our lives. We will laugh with joy when we allow God to accomplish His purpose and to fulfill His promises in our lives.

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About the Author

Hope Boyd≫ ≫This 19-year-old gal receives the honor of calling Clarksville, TN, home. Hope Lauren is in her sophomore year at Austin Peay State University and works part-time for a local coffee shop inside of a beautiful antique marketplace in her hometown. When she is not knee deep in the Word of God, Hope can be found grabbing coffee within a 100-mile radius (she loves to coffee shop hop) or on any trail--as she frequently takes hiking trips to the mountains in the eastern part of her beloved state. Hope will only be calling the United States home for three more months; she will be moving to Ethiopia to serve as a field director for a non-profit that advocates child sponsorship and cares for the orphans in Africa. She is thrilled to be spending her last few months in the States with the Daughter of Delight ministry and can hardly wait to see what the Lord has in store for everyone this season. Follow her adventures via pictures on Instagram: @ho__bo__


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