Romans 4:18-19, 21 NIV – Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead…being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
Romans 3:4a NIV – Let God be true and every man a liar.
This is supernatural hope: To hope in God against all hope. Abraham had before him God’s promise on one hand and the reality of his old age on the other. At that moment Abraham believed God, for God’s promises are the final word and authority.
There are moments in our lives where we are faced with God’s promise on one hand, and also what we see to be the reality of how things are on the other. At that moment, who do we believe? What issues, experiences, circumstances are we going through that in the eyes of the world (in our own eyes) seem final, and yet it goes contrary to God’s promise? In that moment, who do we believe?
May God be true, and everything/everyone else a liar. May we believe God’s word as the final authority.
Prayer: Lord, fill me with your supernatural hope, where I believe in who you are and your promises as the final authority in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Let’s worship to the song “Sinking Deep” by Hillsong (Click here).