Meditate on Genesis 15:5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars – if indeed you can count them. Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
In chapter fifteen we see Abram wrestle with his current reality and the promise given to him by God.
We relate to Abram’s humanness and questioning. He is an old man married to a woman who cannot bear children. He has been promised that he will become a great nation and his offspring will inherit this great land. Yet, he has zero children and owns no piece of the land up to this point.
Abram boldly asks God who will be his heir. He assumes it will be his servant since he is still childless.
God gives Abram the clarity he so desperately seeks. He tells him his own flesh and blood will be his heir and gives him the visual from verse 15. God then seals the promise with a mighty covenant. He graciously leaves Abram with the details of what will happen in the years to come of this mighty nation and the exact spread of the land they will acquire.
How many times do we wrestle with the same thing? We have these God-sized promises yet our minds cannot fathom how they will come to fruition. The circumstances seem impossible. In the moments where we don’t know how it will happen, we can come boldly before the throne trusting that God is not limited in His response. We see with Abram He is a patient God who is not above repeating, clarifying, or giving the details of His promises to His people.
Prayer: Lord thank you that you are a God who can handle my wrestling with your mighty promises for my life. You know that I won’t always understand, and you are willing to explain should I bring my questions to you. Thank you God that you are unchanging and that you are faithful to finish what you start in us. Give me your promises from your word for my life. Let my life be a great beacon of your faithfulness to the world. In Jesus’ name amen.
Application: Do you have a promise from God for your life? If not, pray for God to give you one from His word.
If you do, are you waiting for God to fulfill it? Do you have any questions about the details? Bring them before God and write down any clarity He gives you.
Memorize Hebrews 4:16 “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”