Believe in God and have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Trust in Jesus for your journey of life and faith. Believe! That’s the message for today.
We see the importance of faith, of believing in God throughout the scriptures and most particularly here in the example of Abraham and in Sarah, Abraham’s wife, who traveled all over with him and gave birth to their son.
In Genesis 12:1-5 (NIV), Abraham trusted God and left his home and went to a land that God wanted to show him. On several occasions God promised Abraham that his family would grow in large numbers, Genesis 15:1-7 (NIV) and Genesis 17:1-8 (NIV). And Abraham “believed the Lord, and he credited to him as righteousness.”
Who would think by the age of 99 that you and your wife would give birth to a child and then see your family grow and grow in number as the years went by. It seemed impossible but Abraham, “against all hope,” and “in hope believed,” believed the Lord.
Sometimes we don’t know the way to go, sometimes we can’t see a way at all. Other times our horizons are dark, the valley is deep, and the hills are steep in life. Yet through it all we are asked to trust in the Lord. Through faith in Jesus Christ we find our way through the darkness, out of the valleys, and up the hills that impede us. Through faith we receive the righteousness of Jesus and all of our sins are washed away and we are forgiven. Through faith we truly live, as followers of the Lord Jesus. Just believe.