It’s Never Too Late In God

November 16, 2009

Yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. Romans 4:20-21

Even though Abraham was beyond what seemed like the proper time for the fulfillment of God’s promise to make him a father of many nations, Abraham remained “fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform” (Romans 4:21). That God is our God!

Let the mighty deeds God has done through history generate hope for your specific situation.

For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4

Believers who have their roots in the truth of the Word have a foundation for their hope. It’s not false optimism—it’s anchored on the faithfulness of God to His people (Psalm 1:1-3). Renew your determination to seek God and read the Word. Don’t back down, because that is where you find the strength and substance for
your hope!

If you feel like life has passed you by and you missed your time to see God’s plan come to pass, take a stance like Abraham who “in hope against hope” believed (Romans 4:18a). It’s not too late! God is looking to strongly support those whose hearts are His (2 Chronicles 16:9). “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why
have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God!” (Psalm 42:11).

Press on!
Pastor Jeff

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