When we approach earthly situations with earthly eyes, great limitations are put in place. In our human state, we are very limited with what we can do. Some things appear impossible, but when God has spoken to us, and He has told us what is going to happen, we need to walk in faith, believing and speaking what we have heard from Him.
While reading Romans this morning, my attention was turned towards chapter four. In verse 17, we read some incredible words that build our faith in tremendous ways, if we step out and walk in it. Our Heavenly Father is described as, "the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were."
The verses that follow speak about Sarah and Abraham. They were about 100 years old.... older than most people we know. If someone lives to be a centenarian these days, they have accomplished quite a feat! According to Genealogy In Time Magazine, only 1 out of every 6,000 people in the U.S. reach their 100th birthday. That number is higher than it used to be, but these are people just making it to the age of 100. Abraham and Sarah went beyond that, and had a baby at that point in their lives. Can you imagine? Romans 4:18 says, "Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be." Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead - since he was about a hundred years old - and that Sarah's womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised."
So, let's zip forward through time to today. You may ask, "How does this old story from the Bible apply to my life?" I ask another question - Have you heard His soft whispers in your heart, speaking of promises He has given you that you can't yet see? I encourage you to keep seeking Him and to keep asking Him for the steps you are to take to get to the fulfillment of His promise(s) in your life. Don't give up!
Things that appear impossible to the human eye, are not, through God's eyes. Whatever He has promised you, it will be done. It may not happen in your timing, but He is faithful and true. He does not lie. Walk firmly and speak firmly those things He has spoken over your life. Speak of the things you can't yet see, as if they were. This is the testimony of faith we are called to. Be ready to be amazed at what He will do!