A Sunday Scripture

Abraham didn’t focus on his own impotence and say, “It’s hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child.” Nor did he survey Sarah’s decades of infertility and give up. He didn’t tiptoe around God’s promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what he had said. That’s why it is said, “Abraham was declared fit before God by trusting God to set him right.” But it’s not just Abraham; it’s also us! The same thing gets said about us when we embrace and believe the One who brought Jesus to life when the conditions were equally hopeless. The sacrificed Jesus made us fit for God, set us right with God.
Romans 4:19-25 (MSG)


2 Replies to “A Sunday Scripture”

  1. Denise, God knows exactly where you are. Today is no surprise to Him. His Word says He is near to you, and able to comfort your heart as you walk through the many stages of grief. I recently shared with someone who was lamenting over their singleness that perhaps God was urging them to be content in their status. The apostle Paul exhorts for us to be cotent in ALL things, and when we can become content where God plants us we will BLOOM. God has you in this particular season for a reason. The same God who raises the dead is alive and within you! I recommend seeking Him in a real and intimate way, that you might know Him better and that He would enlighten your heart to the hope that you have in Him, and that you will find Him to be more than enough. He has not forgotten you or left you to be alone. He promises to those who seek Him that He will be found. Might I suggest the 12 week study I just finished, Seeking Him, by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, a study about experiencing revival and the joy of the Lord. My prayers are with you friend, may God meet you right where you are and remind you that your Daddy is crazy about you, and all things are possible to those who believe!!!

  2. Denise Peterson says:

    Hi Danielle….this is exactly what I needed to hear today – Monday, 11/03/14. Today is my late husband’s birthday and I have been feeling kind of sad and depressed today. My thoughts have wandered off from where they have been lately in that I feel all alone in this world. Am I too old for the Lord to provide a companion, someone to share the rest of my life with or is HE going to leave me all alone? If the Lord provided Abraham and Sarah with a child, then why wouldn’t HE want to provide someone that I can share the rest of my life with knowing how lonely I am.

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