Genesis 15:5-6 ~ NKJV
“Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.”
As I was reading this morning, I really stopped and thought about how much faith Abraham had to have. God said that Abraham’s descendants would be just as innumerable as the stars in the sky. Abraham was already old, and he didn’t have any kids yet, so that’s one level of faith right there. But the thing that I really thought about this morning was how many children Abraham had. It wasn’t like Fifteen Kids and Counting he had two. That’s less than my family has! But that’s where this amazing faith comes in, Abraham believed God even when he only had two kids because he understood what the promise meant.
When we receive a promise from God, it is not always meant just for us. Often, – like Abraham’s promise – the promise will impact our children and our children’s children. From generation to generation, God is still working and moving through a promise He made however long ago. That’s the thing, God’s promises never expire. If He says something, it’s true. The goodness and faithfulness of God have no limits, they have no expiration dates, and they have no restrictions.
So, when God promises you something or you pray for something, and it seems to be taking a long time, have faith. God is still good! The time of heaven and the time of earth a completely different and you can’t expect God to work according to a time zone that isn’t His own. Everything will work according to the promise, there is no stopping it. So take courage, have faith, and don’t give up.