Romans 4:18 Against All Hope, Believe

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.” Romans 4:18

Looking on what is going on in many parts of the world, it is difficult for most people to have hope that things will get better.

Every day people all over the world attempt suicide, wanting to end it all, because they have no hope. Others will fight to hold on to life, hoping things will get better, but without much belief that it will.

The example of Abraham is given of that even against all hope or logic, he believed God and had hope that God would fulfill His promises. Since he believed, he was given many offspring against all hope.

In life there are many times that there does not appear to be any hope of things getting better. A doctor’s diagnosis of death coming, a loss of a job, loss of a loved one, a major injury or more appear to be unsurmountable difficulties.

Along with physical difficulties, there is the difficulty of death itself, being overshadowed by sin in one’s life. No matter how hard one works, he is unable to remove sin from his life, apart from faith.

Jesus has promised to remove all sin and give, those who believe in Him and have repented, eternal life. No one can earn that forgiveness, no matter what they have done. It is only a gift from God that is brought on and accepted by faith.

Every believer must just have hope in and believe the words of God and act upon that belief. Believe that God will bring him through every difficulty, that God will heal, that Jesus will forgive all sins and that God will give him eternal life.

Just as God had promised Abraham many sons, God has promised many things to you. Most of the promises of God appear to be impossible, but with God all things are possible.

Even though the world says that there is no hope, you have a true hope in Jesus. Hold on to and believe the words of God to you. You cannot earn the answers to those promises, but they are a gift of God to you.

At the right time, God will meet every need you have and fulfill every promise He has given you. Just believe.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the promises of God; that you have true hope in God’s promises; that you will believe God’s promises; and that you will see God fulfill His every promise.

Romans 4:18 Believe Against All Hope

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.” Romans 4:18

As people go through life, there are situations that come up that appear to be without any hope of a good report. Doctors give a diagnosis of a sickness that is incurable and death is certain. A loss of a job and home, with no sign of relief in sight.

People will do one of two things when there is no hope, they will give up or they will work harder. While sometimes working harder will help, there are many times that it does no good, death is still certain.

Abraham had no reason to believe that he would be a father of many nations, but he still believed. He had hope against all reasoning or logic.

Believing in something when everything says not to is not an easy thing to do. Man’s reasoning or logic struggles with what appears to be impossible, yet, it is God who works in the realm of the impossible.

People often begin to realize that they are failures and are not pleasing God with their lives. They realize that they have a death sentence upon their head and strive to work to get past it. Yet, all the work in the world will never rescind the death sentence of sin upon a person.

In order to remove that death sentence, one must believe in Jesus. He must have hope, faith, in what appears to be hopeless. Faith is trusting or believing God when one cannot see or understand.

Forgiveness and salvation come by faith, not by doing good things or not doing bad things. What a person does or does not do is a result of being forgiven and saved.

At some point in your life, you had chosen to believe in Jesus. Now you must continue to believe in Him when everything tells you not to. You must trust that He has forgiven you and will save you.

There will be times in your life when everything appears to be fallen apart and that there is no hope. That is where Abraham was, but he still believed God.

Believe God and His word and wait for His salvation to come at the right time. God loves you and will never do wrong to you, but will do good when the time is right.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will have faith in God’s word; that you will know the true hope you can have in Jesus; that God will strengthen your walk with Him; and that you will see God work in miraculous ways in your life.