Even if we can’t see it immediately

Hebrews 6:13-15 tells us about a promise God made to Abraham: “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”

Originally he had to wait 25 years before his son Isaac was born. After Isaac was in his care, he was told to sacrifice him as a burnt offering. As a parent, I can’t imagine what that test of faith would have been like. 

If God had promised Abraham many descendants, I’m sure he was wondering how in the world that was going to happen if God was going to take away his only son!

But Isaac was spared, and eventually Abraham did in fact have many descendants. Verse 15 says he waited patiently. No kidding! Eventually he also became a blessing to all the peoples of the earth (see Genesis 12:3). 

I think something we’re supposed to learn from this passage is this. Even if we can’t always see it immediately, God always keeps his word perfectly.

Are you unsure? Do you think God’s not up to the job? Do you think he’s asleep at the wheel?

He isn’t. 

He knows the right timing. He knows the right order of things. He knows what you’re dealing with, and also where you need to grow. He knows all the moving pieces that you’re not even aware of.

Live one day at a time. Exhale. In your prayers say to God: “I trust you.” We don’t call him Master for nothing.

Even if we can’t always see it immediately, God always keeps his word perfectly.


–Bible quotes are from the NIV. 

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