29. Keep on believing in God's promises

Right after Abraham's failure of lying, he reached the pinnacle moment of his life. At the age of one hundred, he had the son promised to him by God. Finally, after years and years and years of waiting for God's promises to be fulfilled God gave him a son. God didn't even think about Abraham's failure of lying anymore, but blessed him with the thing he wanted most, a son.

"Then the Lord did exactly what He had promised. Sarah became pregnant, and she gave a son to Abraham in his old age. It all happened at the time God had said it would." Genesis 21:1, 2

I really do not think that Chapter 20 and 21 was put together by chance. It was placed right after one another by the Holy Spirit to teach us a very important principle. God doesn't dwell on our mistakes, but wants to bless us at just the right time. God didn't ponder on Abraham's mistake and judged him for it, no; in fact God spoiled him by giving him what he wanted most. God knew Abraham's heart, He knew how much faith he had and He knew how much Abraham loved Him. And He blessed him for it.

And today God isn't pondering the whole day on your past mistakes. We might think He does, but He doesn't. God has forgiven us all our sins, past, present and future.

"And what a difference between our sin and God's generous gift of forgiveness. For this one man, Adam, brought death to many through his sin. But this other man, Jesus Christ, brought forgiveness to many through God's bountiful gift." Romans 5:15

God's forgiveness is a gift to take. Take it today. Stop pondering on the past. Forgive yourself for your past mistakes and move on. God has already forgiven you; therefore you need to forgive yourself now. Then you can move forward into God's blessings waiting for you.

I, myself, have received promises from the Lord and today I will look forward to them being fulfilled once again and will not become despondent. Abraham waited 25 years from receiving God's promise until Isaac finally came. Twenty five years. For us that might feel like a lifetime, but God is not slow in fulfilling His promises, no, He waits for the right time when all will work out perfectly.

God is in control of the impossible. He gave Abraham a child when he was 100 years old and Sarah 90 years old. And in God's eyes, the timing was just perfect. Abraham enjoyed his son for seventy five years. God gave him enough time to see his son grow into the man of God that God created him to be. Abraham's life worked out just the way God had planned it and so will yours. All you need to do is to love God like Abraham did, to follow His instructions and to rest in Him. It is not too much to ask. God wants to lead you to green pastures, just like a Shepherd. Allow Him to. Do not be wayward and get lost along the way. No, rather follow the tender, sweet voice of the Shepherd, and then you will never be lost. You will be safe and cared for. Isn't that just a marvellous place to be?

Thank you Father that Jesus is our Shepherd. Thank you that You sent Your lovely Son to come and guide us. Thank you that You have so many wonderful things planned for us. We are excited and we hold onto Your promises just like Abraham did. We love You and revere You as our God. Amen

1 comment for “29. Keep on believing in God's promises”

  1. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Thursday, 29 October 2015 at 6:42:17 AM

    God throws our forgiven sins in the deepest part of the ocean, and then puts up a sign that says; "No fishing" Leave your past behind and enjoy the present. Each fleeting moment.

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