React to the situation or Respond to God’s call.
Case Study: Genesis 15–18
Have you decided to stand on the wave of your circumstance or on God’s promise?
Okay, Let us pause and sing along;
Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
I’m standing on the promises of God.
The hymn (2nd Stanza) mirrors the power of God’s promise let us not give up at the beginning of God’s timing.
God saw a nation, Abraham saw no child and Sarah laughed at her old age demise.
The Almighty’s side-note to Abraham; “…Look now toward the heavens and count the stars–if you are able to number them. Then He said to him, so shall your descendants be.” Genesis 15:5
What a wonderful promise! Don’t look at the circumstances, look at the God who keeps His Promise.
Of course, Abraham swayed into the direction of standing on the staggering circumstances and got the silent treatment from God for about 13 years. Taking matters into your hands will only make matters worse. Stand on God’s promise and Listen to His direction.
God always keeps His promises, but in His timing and in His way. The almighty did have the last laugh, Sarah’s laugh was of disbelief.
Don’t allow circumstances to determine your understanding of God’s character. “Is there anything too hard for the Lord? …” Genesis 18:14