Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be (Romans 4:18, KJV)
Abraham believed in hope, against hope! Abraham is called the father of faith, as his belief in God laid the operational foundations of our faith in Christ. What does believing in hope against hope mean? The first thing to keep in mind is that the two “hopes” mentioned in the phrase “hope against hope” are not the same! One is natural hope, and the other is spiritual hope. Let me explain!
God had told Abraham when he was 99 and Sarah was 90 years old that they would have a child the year following. There are many problems with this statement. First, Abraham was very old, but a man at that age could still have a child. Secondly, Sarah his wife was barren. Not only is she barren but she is in menopause and as if this was not enough, she has been in menopause for more about 35 years or more! Medically speaking, there was no hope, that is natural hope based on natural principles. But there was a different kind of hope.
God spoke to him and said he will have a child and be a father of many nations. It was not going to happen naturally. The Word of God brought in a different kind of hope, one that is based not on natural possibilities but on the infallible and powerful word of God!
Has life dashed your hopes into pieces? Well, the Word will restore hope in your life as you hang on the Word of God in faith to change circumstances in your life.
Did God have to make sure if was naturally possible before He made the promise to Abraham ?
APPLY THE WORD
God’s Word is dependable, if we can put our faith and stand by it. Hope in God, against all hope, no matter what is going on in your finances, family, health, ministry, spiritual life etc. Begin speaking life and calling forth new hope by the power of the Spirit!
Thank the Lord for the new hope He gives us in the Word.