Romans 4:13-22

He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. Romans 4:20-21

When Abraham was about to die, his descendants did not number the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore. However, that did not stop him from believing that God would do just as He had promised.

Abraham saw his reward from afar and didn’t waver, and ultimately his relationship with God was strengthened. The true gift for Abraham was that he was able to know God intimately. The promise of many descendants was an additional benefit of that relationship.

In your own life, God has given you promises that He is faithful to fulfill. Yet it is not just the promises that you pursue; it is the Promise Giver. In Colossians 4:12, we learn that Epaphras’s prayer was for believers to stand assured of God’s will.

It is God’s will that you know Him and help others receive Him. Even if you are only able to see His promises fulfilled from afar, you are still gaining the far greater gift of knowing God more. Jesus is the greatest goal of all your pursuits. Do not waver in your faith, but grow strong. Life with Christ is a blessing above and beyond all you could ask or imagine.

Lord, in trusting You to see beyond what I am able, I come to know You and rely on You more completely. I give You my future so You can shape my today.

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