Abraham believed for a long time, even when there was no longer any hope of seeing his dream come true, to then be able to become the father of faith and God’s friend. Not only did he have a son, but millions, just like he was told:
“So shall your descendants be. And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 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 4.18-21)
Those who are of the faith are guided by what they cannot see, not by what they can see. If Abraham focused on the circumstances, he would certainly have become discouraged, just like any other person would. He had many reasons to feel like that. Nothing was working in his favour. He was no longer a young man married to a sterile woman, but an old man married to an old sterile woman. Those who have a supernatural faith submit their natural plans to spiritual plans. Everything that is heavenly is above what is wordly and the spiritual is above the material.
Those who look to the difficulties become discouraged and lose the vision of God. Abraham’s secret was that his faith was 100% immersed in God’s Word. This is why he did not become weak! The years he waited did not overcome him, and his and Sarah’s physical conditions did not cause him to doubt what is most sublime and precious: the Word that was given to us!
Nothing in the universe is compared to the Word of God Almighty. It is sovereign in Heaven and on Earth! Nothing can stop it! There is no force or power that can oppose it. It is God Himself materialised. Where it goes, darkness dissipates and the impossible happens.
Abraham knew this! He had full conviction that the Almighty’s promise would be fulfilled. The time required for this to happen did not matter. He believed, and that was enough to sustain him day after day and year after year.
His decisions were not understood by others. He seemed crazy! Exchanging the certain for the uncertain is not something that can be understood by those who have not received the revelation of supernatural faith.
But Abraham was different! His faith made him special among that generation. Physical eyes look for something physical as a reference, but spiritual eyes, which are of the faith, look to the invisible and persevere until the promise is fulfilled.
Are you the kind of person who usually weighs the possibilities for a miracle to happen?