Romans 4:17-20
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.  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.
And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:  He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

I want to talk to you today about Biblical Hope. Biblical Hope is extremely important because, without it, you will never bridge over to Biblical Faith.

In life, there are going to be some situations, that if you look at with your natural eyes, there is absolutely zero reason to have any hope that the situation will ever get better.  I mean that situation, naturally speaking, looks as dead as dead can be. It looks like there is no reason to have hope in that situation any longer.  That is exactly how Abraham's situation looked.  Abraham and Sarah had desired to have children all of their marriage, but at the age of 75, Abraham still had no children.  Now, that is a naturally hopeless situation.  It seems there should be no reason to have hope any longer to have children, but God had something different in mind, and told Abraham at 75, he would have a son.  Then, 25 years later, Sarah gave birth to Isaac.  The Word of God tells us that when God spoke to Abraham, Abraham made a choice.  Abraham chose to believe in hope against hope.  Abraham's situation LOOKED hopeless, but it says he believed against what he could see and feel in the natural realm.  That is the first step to launching into biblical faith.  Naturally, Abraham had no reason to hope, but he chose to hope anyway. What does that mean?  It means instead of Abraham using his mind to focus on the negative of why he could not, he chose to focus on the positive, that GOD SAID Abraham COULD AND WOULD!  Abraham focused on what God had said, NOT what his body said, not what the doctor said, not what his neighbors said, but on what GOD SAID.  When we use our mind to focus on the GOOD NEWS in hopeless situations it causes hope to spring up, and once hope springs up, we are well on our way to biblical faith.

-Ashley Robbins 

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