God promised vast descendants to Abraham. He promised a child through Sarah. Years had passed. Abraham and Sarah were getting older, but still no heir came through them. Taking matters into their own hands, believing the promise needed their help to come to fruition, Abraham had a son through Hagar. This created a terrible mess, yet God’s promise remained. Sarah would bare a child. It had been so long since the promise was made, the fulfillment seemed impossible, yet God never forgets His promises.
After years of waiting, despite the lack of faith and failures of these two humans, through them, God fulfilled His promise. He fulfilled it in such a way that no one could deny the working of His hand, and clearly, as we will see, it made something inside Abraham switch, and his faith grew.
I don’t know what promises you are clinging to in your heart right now, but don’t give up hope. God always fulfills His promises.
“For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us; if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.”