Reason # 9

You can count it all joy because your faith will be rewarded!

He had no natural reason to believe God for he was a 100 years old and his wife Sarah’s womb was already dead! Yet God gave Abraham a promise that He would give him a son and make him the father of many nations. That promise sounded so ridiculous in the natural that Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my Lord being old also?” Genesis 18:12 (NKJV)   Nevertheless, Abraham believed God and the bible said that God rewarded his faith with Isaac the Son of promise.

Has God made any promises to you that make you want to laugh out loud? Listen to His response to Sarah’s question. “And the Lord said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying shall I surely bear a child, since I am old? Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time, I will return to you, According to the time of life and Sarah shall have a son. (Genesis 18:13-14)

God has an appointed time to bring to pass His promises in your life. So do not focus on the barren areas that you see. While you are waiting on your promise to be fulfilled continue to obey Him in the big as well as the little things. Below are a few do’s and don’t that will help you as you wait.

Live from your spiritual position and not your natural condition:

  • Do not focus on what your five senses tell you.
  • Read, study, meditate and confess the Word of God as truth.
  • Refuse to let fear, doubt and unbelief rob you of God’s greater blessings
  • Instead of complaining, honor God by praising Him for His Love, grace, mercy, goodness and faithfulness.
  • Above all, wait upon the Lord and be fully persuaded that in due time, He will deliver on His promises just like He did for Abraham who is the Father of our faith.

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