Our story is a gift from God. All the moments of difficulty, joy and success that happens in our life is a great witness to how God guides and sustains us.
Some of you have had some monumental experiences happen in your life and here you are today. Give God the glory for what He has brought you through. Abraham went through a difficult time because he was promised many descendants in Genesis 12 yet his time was ticking away but when all seemed hopeless, at the age of 100, he had a child by his wife Sarah and the promise of God’s chosen people had become a reality, Genesis 21. Abraham’s descendants would become instrumental in providing a multitude of stories of victory and countless lessons taught to us and eventually bringing Jesus our Saviour to us. God has His way of bringing salvation when all seems hopeless.
“Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous. And when God counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God.” Romans 4:20-25, NLT.
We are saved by grace. We are saved not by our cleverness but by God’s gracious intervention.
“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.” Ephesians 2:8, NLT.
Jesus has made it possible for us to look forward to life eternal no matter what the world may throw at us. Believe and follow Jesus today.