“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed & so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ (Romans 8:13)
“Human reason for hope being gone” (Romans 8:13, Amplified Bible) .
How I resonate with these words!
If one were to look at my health situation through the eyes of the world, it would look pretty grim. Daily pain, loss of ability to care completely for myself, & being homebound for the most part paints a dark picture.
Through the eyes of “human reason” I should have little hope for my life.
Yet how untrue that is when one looks not with human eyes, but through the eyes of faith.
The scripture says that “Without weakening in his faith, he (Abraham) faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—& 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 & gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”
Oh dear reader, no matter what human reason says to you today about your health, still put your hope & faith in God who can accomplish the impossible. I know we cannot ignore the fact that we hurt, or are facing sometimes seemingly impossible situations, but we can always have hope!
I will not say I know that God has complete healing in store for you. I have no way of knowing God’s will for each of us, but I do know that we can have that sorely needed commodity: Hope.
Our faith can grow strong & we can be empowered by it. What a witness we can be to our Lord & Savior as we give praise & glory to God – the God of hope!
Prayer: Father God, Thank you for the many examples of your faithful followers that you have given to us. Thank you that you show us others before who us had no logical reason to hope, & yet they continued on, hopeful in You. I pray that hope rises up in each & every reader this day, Lord. Amen.
About the Author:
deni believes that the only true way to deal with chronic pain & chronic illness is to bring them to the feet of her Lord & Savior. Her multiple illnesses (Celiac Sprue, Atrial Fibrillation, Ankylosing Spondylitis, to name a few) have taught her many things about herself & her Christian walk. It is her fondest desire that her lessons may be helpful to others as they walk the path of chronic illness.
deni can be reached at email@example.com.
Her website is http://www.pathwaysforchange.com/Encouragement