faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a
child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had
Whenever I am feeling my faith wavering I find encouragement
by reading Hebrews 11. This chapter is often called the “faith hall of fame”.
18 of the 40 verses start with the same 2 words. BY FAITH!!! I am especially
encouraged by the fact that Sarah is included in this list of the “heroes of
faith”. Sometimes I feel like I could have been her!!
We know that God had promised Sarah and Abraham that they
would have a son and that their descendants would be “as many as the stars in
the sky”,” innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore”. But, Sarah became
impatient in the wait and took matters into her own hands!! Oh, how many times
I have tried to rush the fulfillment of a promise from God and like Sarah
created a mess!!!! But, verse 11 tells us that even though she was “past the
age” because she had judged Him faithful who had promised she bore a child.
The story of Sarah gives me hope. It reminds me that He is
always faithful to His promises. That even if we get in the way and make a mess
He is always true to His word!!
There is a promise that I’m waiting on my Father to fulfill
in my life and there are times that I still want to try and “help” Him. But,
because this promise is my most heartfelt desire I am doing my best to wait
patiently. Believe me it’s not easy!!! But He is not a man that He should
lie!! My job is to live BY FAITH AND JUDGE HIM FAITHFUL WHO HAS PROMISED and it will come to pass.
Is there a promise that you are waiting to be fulfilled? My
prayer this week is that each of us will look at these heroes of faith and learn from their examples. That each of us will live BY FAITH AND JUDGE HIM
FAITHFUL WHO HAS PROMISED!!
I hope this has encouraged you in some way. I would love to
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