Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Because She Considered Him Faithful

And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise (Hebrews 8:11, NIV).
Do you trust God?  Do any of us truly believe that God will answer our prayers?

Admit it.  We all have times when we doubt that God is really capable of answering our prayers. Perhaps His answer is not what we expected or takes longer to come than we think it should.  After all, why would God allow our loved one to continue wandering lost in sin, or not provide a job after months of unemployment?  Why does a good, loving God allow bad things to happen to good people and good things to happen to those who live without any thought of Him? These are questions which we cannot answer because of our limited human understanding -- questions which try our faith and cause us to doubt God rather than trust Him.

I'll be the first to admit that I have trust issues.  I think we all do at times.  It takes a lot of faith to say, "I trust You, God," and actually give Him the opportunity to be God instead of living like we are.

Failure to trust God is always costly.  My credit card bills are evidence of that.  When we don't trust God we won't have peace.  Our joy will be compromised and we will walk in a perpetual state of defeat and hopelessness.

Our circumstances may seem impossible to us, but nothing is impossible with God (Matthew 19:26).  Sarah "considered him faithful who had made the promise" and God honored her faith by giving her a son in her old age.  What might happen if we considered Him faithful?

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