Just as He Said

Genesis 21:1
And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken.

The story of Abraham and Sarah is the most widespread with regards to the topic of faith. The Lord had promised Abraham that He would make him a great nation and that he would have descendants as countless as the number of stars.

Genesis 15:5
Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”

Yet, until then nothing had taken place and we see a small phase where they decided to take matters into their own hands and the consequence of that turned out to be Hagar and Ishmael. But God’s word had been crystal clear. He had promised him descendants through Sarah, his wife, and there was no change in that. It may have taken time but ultimately as we read in Genesis 21:1, God kept His word. It says that the Lords visited Sarah “as He had said” and He did for Sarah “as He had spoken”. The key words to ponder over are “as He had said” and “as He had spoken“. These phrases bring a surety to God’s words, that they can be trusted no matter what. Indeed, we see that everything took place just as the Lord had promised Abraham.

You may be going through a phase where you feel there are long pending promises spoken to you which may be yet to be fulfilled. You may feel disheartened at the turn of events seeing that things may not have taken place the way you had expected it to. But one thing is for sure. If God has promised you something, He will surely bring it to pass – in His time. We may have to wait but His faithfulness remains constant. Hebrews 13:5 says “I will never leave you nor forsake you“. That is His promise to His children and you can rely on it.

The next time you feel like giving up, when you feel the answer to your prayer remains unanswered, take heart. Our God does not lie and neither does He give empty promises. He will do just as He has spoken.

God’s Love

Your love frees me from every sin

Makes my heart leap with joy

Your love cleanses me from every guilt

Makes me worthy to stand before you

 

Your love gently leads me on

Through tempests and storms

Your love is a fountain

Refreshing me from my weariness

 

Your love makes me sing

A song of praise and glory to my Lord

Your love makes me trust

In Your promises and Your truth

 

Your love chides me

When I turn my eyes away from You

Your love upholds me

Lest my foot should stumble

 

Your love means everything to me

It defines me and makes me complete

Your love makes me the person You want me to be

And makes me fall in love with You each day.