Hope Against Hope

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    Romans 4:18-21 is talking about Abraham. It says, “In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” [19] He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. [20] No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, [21] fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.”

    God had promised Abraham that he would have a son. Even when Sarah was barren and Abraham was “as good as dead” he still believed God and trusted that God would deliver on His promise. When all seemed hopeless, Abraham’s faith grew stronger, he gave glory to God, and he was fully convinced that God would deliver on His promise...and God did deliver!

    Sometimes it seems that the promises of God are hopeless. When all seems hopeless, we need to hope against hope, grow stronger in faith, glorify God, and wait for Him to deliver the seemingly impossible promise!