God is not a man, so he does not lie.
He is not human, so he does not change his mind.
Has he ever spoken and failed to act?
Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
Often times, we put our faith in man without even realizing it, with our jobs, in relationships, etc. We look at what the current situation looks like. Not realizing, God’s promises aren’t based on our current circumstances.
Consider the life of Sarah in Genesis. God had given her a promise. “Sarah, you will have a child.” Her current condition, at the time the promise was given, she was past childbearing age. Because the promise wasn’t coming fast enough, she decided to take matters into her own hands and put her faith in man’s ability to bring the promise to past. She went to her husband and suggested that he sleep with her maidservant, Hagar, in order for Hagar to have a child for him. Because of that, we see a lot of conflict and confusion in their household. Read Genesis 15-21 for the entire encounter.
God’s promises trump anything man can say or perceive. God specifically gave a promise and continually confirmed it in Genesis. See Genesis 18:10. God doesn’t speak, just to speak. Everything He says is with a purpose and a plan.
The promise of an heir was given initially in Genesis 15. The actual promise wasn’t delivered until Genesis 21. It was 6 chapters later! So many other things took place within those 6 chapters, but the promise was delivered nonetheless.
Has God made a promise to you, but it doesn’t look like what He said? Continue to stand on HIS promise until He tells you something different. FYI: You are not foolish for believing what God said even if you can’t see it yet!
Prayer: My God, thank You for Your promises. Father, sometimes I struggle with believing Your Word over what I see. I ask You to forgive me, Lord. Help me to trust You regardless of what the situation looks like. I declare, I will stand on the promises You have already given me until You bring it to past or tell me something different. I give You all the glory and honor. It is in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.