“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 NIV
Have you ever gotten frustrated watching a love story? The movie starts out with a couple falling hopelessly in love. They’re perfect for each other…and then everything starts to fall apart. It looks like they’re never going to end up together and you start to get upset, maybe even worried…but then you remember, it’s a movie and you know it will all work out. I know the normal plot process for any story, yet I can be caught up in the drama. It always starts with Character Introduction, then moves into a Crisis Situation where the suspense builds and builds until the Climax where you think it’s never going to work out. There’s just too many issues and it seems there’s not hope, but alas it’s a movie and against all hope the Conclusion ends with everything working out.
I think we get this familiar plot process from the Bible. The life of Abraham and Sarah sure follow the format. We’re told that the fatherless Abe was to become the father of many nations, but his wife couldn’t have kids. They kept trying to make God’s promise happen and every choice seemed to make the dream more impossible. God waited till Sarah was passed menopause; when it was no longer possible in the physical realm to fulfill the promise He made to Abraham to have a child. Scripture records that against all hope Abraham believed in the promise. And that’s when the promise was fulfilled.
So, if everything is going wrong, your resources are almost depleted and hope doesn’t make sense at all; know your miracle is just around the corner.
[tweetthis]God is faithful to His promises. Choose to believe in Him, against all hope! #hope[/tweetthis]
Father…Thank-You for Your promises. Help me to not lose hope when the drama of my life is screaming that You won’t pull through. Please give me the gift of faith to believe in what you say, to believe in You and Your Word, against all hope! In Jesus Name…Amen
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Have you ever had “against all hope” faith?
Sharing this on twitter today – and so thankful for the reminder that despite all evidence to the contrary, God is at work behind the scenes. May He give us eyes to see the unseen!
Thanks for sharing Michele! I love your prayer for the readers at the end.
Amen sister! I’m in an “against-all-hope” situation right now. Thanks for the word!
Praying for you Christine!
As someone who has fought through the drama of life, your post is very encouraging. I know for a fact there is always hope. Thanks Sherry!
You sure are an example of a fighter. Believing for God’s promises to be released in your life, against all hope!
Sherry, I looked forward to reading this when I saw it next to my post on #RaRaLinkup today. You see, I’m in desperate need of a little hope this morning and your words have helped me remember how God pulls through for those who love him. I’m so thankful that you shared this.
Keep hope alive! 🙂
Marva, I read your post and saw that God definitely has us connected us! I’d say it’s another divine appointment. Praying you sense a resurgence of hope flowing through your veins today. Have a blessed day.
Hope is what allows us to persevere in what God has called us to do Sherry. Our faith in Jesus gives us the strength to do so. The most important thing to remember is the faithfulness of God and when we do., like you said, we have hope! Thank you for sharing these words of inspiration. I will definitely be sharing this today. Have a wonderful week. and may God bless you and yours.
Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you found it encouraging enough to share with your friends and readers. We do have HOPE! Have a blessed day!
Breathe. Believe. Breathe. Believe. Gosh, do I ever feel like my days are like this sometimes! Thanks for the encouragement, I’ll hang onto that tomorrow as I keep breathing and choosing to keep believing again! 🙂 Coming from the RaRa Link Up today but you know I love you anyway.
Oh Leah, it’s so good to hear from you. I didn’t see your post on the #RaRaLinkup? I wasn’t there long though and my day got away from me. I commented on the girl ahead of me and went back to work until now. I hope that post encourages you to believe against all hope that God has a good plan for your life because He does. He has a great plan. I’m so proud of you and how you keep standing no matter the trial. Keep trusting, keep breathing…there is hope!
Love you loads,
Thanks so much for your kind words over at my blog today and I’m delighted to meet you! The verse you shared today is one of my favorites and the story of Abraham and Sarah is of course, such a beautiful story of hope for all of us, no matter what we’re hoping for. I look forward to reading your inspiring words again!
It was a pleasure to read your post today. I’m glad God has connected us. Keep on believing in #HOPE!
A beautiful remember that our hope is not in our circumstances but in the one who holds our past, present, and future in His hands. Visiting from #coffeeforyourheart today 🙂
Angela, Thanks for visiting. #Hope you were refreshed 🙂
I have been visiting that same verse for about 2 weeks. It definitely encourages me to keep on hoping, even when there seems to be no hope. God can burst into a situation at any time. Your Soul H2O book is on my “wish list” 🙂 Blessings!
I love it when God speaks something to you in different ways. With God, there is always HOPE! Honored that SOUL H2O is on your wish list 🙂 Have a blessed night!
Love this reminder for my heart, Sherry, that God is faithful to fulfills His promises. Sweet blessings to you, friend. xoxo
Sweet Blessings and a large dose of #Hope for you girl 🙂
My daily journey fighting and surviving breast cancer is a journey ‘against all hope’. This post blessed me today. ‘HOPE’ is the focus of the message I share on my blog. Thanks for sharing and be blessed.
Thanks for sharing your journey with me. I am so thankful to hear you’re a ‘survivor’!
Praying you’re blessed & refreshed,