God’s Promise to Abraham: “Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee”.
God made a covenant with Abraham, and when God makes a promise he cannot lie or break that promise. So, it should be a comfort to us and an end to all struggles when we realize that we are heirs to God’s promises just like Abraham. “For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife (Struggle). Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise (That’s Us!) the immutability (Non-changeableness) of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable (Unchangeable) things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation (Comfort), who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:” Hebrews 6:16-18.
Hold on to your promise and patiently wait like Abraham the Father of Faith. Because in the end like Abraham, it says, “…he OBTAINED the PROMISE” and you will too!! =).
God kept his promise to Abraham. In Exodus we read that Pharaoh was so in fear of the Hebrews rising against him, that he enslaved them and forced them to build treasure cities in Egypt. However, God’s promise to Abraham never changed. “But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.” Even though Pharaoh made the lives of the Hebrews a living hell, God’s promise never failed they continued to multiply. God knew what state the children of Israel were in. I’m sure some of the children of Israel felt abandoned by God, or asked where God was in all of this persecution and oppression. It says, “…and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.” But, “God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them”. God knows where you are, he hears your cry and he will keep his promise. Just wait patiently, and he will come through.
Psalms 40:1 "I waited patiently for the Lord: and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry."
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