How To Handle God’s Promise In A Contradicting Reality

You know when something happens… I mean something that’s both funny and painful. It is painful, yes but very funny at the same time. So while you laugh the element of pain is present. Sometimes it’s a truth that ‘rocks us’ thus and at other times, incredulity. This is just me now imagining… I think of Abraham & Sarah’s response to God when He told them they were going to have a son was a mixture of both.

Abraham fell flat on his face. And then he laughed, thinking, “Can a hundred-year-old man father a son? And can Sarah, at ninety years, have a baby?” – Gen 17:17 (MSG)

Abraham & Sarah were faced with a promise by God, made in the middle of blatantly contradicting reality. This is the nature of God’s promises at times. They come to us when circumstance and even ourselves are not in agreement. We often don’t doubt God’s ability but His timing and whether He will do it for us. I think that’s the crux of our believing / faith struggles; “will God do this for me?”  or “when will He come through?”.

Often when God makes a promise to us, some of our initial reactions are, like Abraham, “will you really do this for me? how will you make it happen?”. After God makes a promise we have sought or hoped for, for a while, I think it is more appropriate to celebrate than challenge His faithfulness to fulfill.

But I’ll never forget the advice you gave me; you saved my life with those wise words. – Psalm 119:93 (MSG)

Rest in Him and the truth of His word and promise today. Delay (in our eyes) is not necessarily denial!

 

Author: Blessing Mpofu

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