Thursday, September 12, 2013

By Faith, Judge Him Faithful


Heb. 11:11 By 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 promised.

 
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 hear your comments. If you are unable to comment below you can email me at beffie221@gmail.com . I am also on twitter at Beffie221 and Instagram at Beffie221.

3 comments:

  1. Great job Beth and something we all need to ponder on! God is so good and faithful! I will never give up hope!!!! No matter how things seem in this evil world I know my God is faithful to His children!!!! HE is my everything!
    Pamela Britt Malone

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  2. You have no idea how much I needed this! There are 2 things in particular that I am praying for and I am constantly being reminded of Sarah!!! It's funny that you say that you feel like her because I totally relate to her as well!!!! There is nothing we can do to "help" God!!! We just have to keep praying and remain faithful!!!!! Thanks for the reminder!!!!!

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  3. Maggi, I am believing with you for whatever those prayers are!! Love you!!

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