Beyond Human Reason

“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ (Romans 4:18)

“Human reason for hope being gone.” (Romans 4:18, Amplified Bible) 

How I resonate with these words!

If one were to look at my health situation through the eyes of the world, it would look pretty grim. Daily pain, loss of ability to care completely for myself, and being homebound for the most part paints a dark picture.

Through the eyes of “human reason” I should have little hope for my life.

Yet how untrue that is when one looks not with human eyes, but through the eyes of faith.

The scripture says that “Without weakening in his faith, he (Abraham) faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”

Yes!

Oh dear reader, no matter what human reason says to you today about your health, still put your hope and faith in God who can accomplish the impossible. I know we cannot ignore the fact that we hurt, or are facing sometimes seemingly impossible situations, but we can always have hope!

I will not say I know that God has complete healing in store for you. I have no way of knowing God’s will for each of us, but I do know that we can have that sorely needed commodity: Hope.

Our faith can grow strong and we can be empowered by it. What a witness we can be to our Lord and Savior as we give praise and glory to God – the God of hope!

Father God, Thank you for the many examples of your faithful followers that you have given to us. Thank you that you show us others before who us had no logical reason to hope, and yet they continued on, hopeful in You. I pray that hope rises up in each and every reader this day, Lord. Amen.

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