This is a state of absolute and complete conviction about the fulfillment of God’s promises over our lives, ministry, nation, etc. It is the only acceptable posture of a believer while awaiting answers to prayers and supplications- Job 14:14.
From the text, Abraham demonstrated an unusual steadfastness in holding on to God’s promise. The promise of a seed was first given to him in Genesis 13:15,16 after Lot separated from him. This promise was re-affirmed in Genesis 15:4 and 17:4-8. Bible timelines show that it took over 13 years before the fulfillment of the promised birth of Isaac. But Bible records show that throughout this period, Abraham “believed in the Lord”- Genesis 15:6.
God never fails in fulfilling His promises, He would surely and certainly fulfill His divine commitment- Isaiah 55:11. Our time of waiting is meant for us to press further into Him, gain insights into divine timing, and learn patience. We must also understand that God’s promises are conditional. Therefore, we must seek to maintain our commitments so we do not annul the fulfillment of our promised blessings- 1 Samuel 2:30.
Author: Bro A. Faola
Meditation: 1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful is He who has called and who also will do it.
- I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for His own.
But “I know Whom I have believed,
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.”
- I know not how this saving faith
To me He did impart,
Nor how believing in His Word
Wrought peace within my heart.
- I know not how the Spirit moves,
Convincing men of sin,
Revealing Jesus through the Word,
Creating faith in Him.
- I know not what of good or ill
May be reserved for me,
Of weary ways or golden days,
Before His face I see.
- I know not when my Lord may come,
At night or noonday fair,
Nor if I walk the vale with Him,
Or meet Him in the air.