Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
This was God’s promise to Abraham, that He would bless him with many descendants and give them the land that He would show him. God gave this promise knowing that Sarah was barren in the womb, and purposely waited until she was advanced in age and long past her child-bearing years.
It was in the waiting that their faith was grown and their trust in Him was tested and refined. Sarah birthed Isaac, who inherited the promise of descendants as plentiful as the stars in the sky. Then, through the Lord’s guidance, Rebekah was given to Isaac as his wife, a woman also barren in the womb!
Does the impossible make your faith waiver, or cause you to doubt? The Scriptures are full of the history of the people of God overcoming impossible odds and impossible circumstances because of God’s faithfulness to His promise. Was Jesus deterred as He stood upon the waves and called Peter out of the boat, or worried when He commanded Lazarus to rise from the dead? Has the One who created the heavens and the earth, bringing forth life from nothing, ever thought a task too difficult for Him to accomplish? “Is anything too hard for the LORD?” (Gen. 18:14). Blessed is he who believes without seeing, blessed are those who trust in the Lord and do not doubt. He will bring His plans to pass, but you must remain faithful in waiting.
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”