We must never loose hope in what God has promised and never be afraid to hold unto his promises. Even when it seems impossible in the natural, God is able to make things happen beyond all human possibilities. Abraham had a promise from God to become the father of many nations. How would this be possible when he didn’t have a child at 30 or 40 or even 50. The man was almost a hundred years old so how would this promise even be remotely possible? “He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead ( since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb.” (Romans 4:19)
I imagine that doctors would have said to Abraham, ‘now you are not likely to be able to have children at your age. In fact it’s completely outside of the question and something like this would require an act of God. In fact Abraham why don’t you adopt a child or get another woman to have a baby for you? Abraham’s faith did not budge despite the fact of his situation. “fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.”” (Romans 4:21-22)
Sarah actually convinced Abraham to try to help God out and to conceive a child by his maid. But God told Abraham to send that son away because he wasn’t the son of promise. God didn’t need Abraham or Sarah’s help. What God needed was their faith in order to please him and hope beyond hope in the impossible.
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,” (Ephesians 3:20)