18 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.
“That’s impossible, there is just no way that it could happen. I’m so, so old!” Said Abraham. God had given Abraham a promise. It was a promise that seemed so outrageous, so beyond belief that Abraham and his wife Sarah thought God must have been joking. God promised Abraham that he would have many many descendants. You see this was a promise that didn’t seem possible at all, for Abraham and Sarah didn’t even have one child, let alone many!
Abraham and Sarah were old. Very old. Older than your grandparents, maybe even older than your great grandparents and God told them that they would have a baby. Now, you don’t see many elderly women walking around pregnant, do you? No! It’s basically impossible!
Faith is trusting God to do what only God can do. We can have faith and trust in God. God keeps His promises, even when they seem impossible! Sure enough, God kept His promise to Abraham and Sarah, they had a son. They named Him Isaac just as God had told them to. We can have faith and trust in God. God keeps His promises.
Dear Lord, help us to live life with bold faith, trusting in Your promises for our lives. We know that we can have faith and trust in You please make it strong. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.