The Long Rocky Road of Barrenness

Many times in life, we feel like we are going nowhere.  We’re at a standstill and nothing seems to be happening.  Unsure of any direction and simply put, hope begins to fade.  In times like this, we need to be reminded that the barrenness we feel is only temporary and God’s answers will break through.

We are reminded of this very thing, in Genesis.  God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations.  Yet, Abraham did not know the “when”, he just knew that God made him a promise.

Now, during the course of Abraham’s story, you begin to realize that a lot of time passed by with nothing happening.  You could easily say that Abraham found himself on a long, rocky road of barrenness.  He had no clue of the “how” and “when” this promise was supposed to happen.  In fact, so many years went by, we see Abraham and Sarah deciding to take matters into their own hands.  Thinking God needed help to make their promise come true.  Unfortunately, we also see that unnecessary strife was the outcome of their decision.  However, even though they made a mistake, God still came through for them.  The most amazing part was that Abraham and Sarah were far beyond child-rearing days and yet, Sarah gave birth to a child.  Just like God said would happen.

See, it doesn’t matter how long or how rocky our barrenness takes.  What matters is God has given us over 7,000 promises throughout scripture.  He knows exactly what we are going through and how to resolve the issues we face.  God knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10) and certainly doesn’t need our help along the way.  He knows the answer and the perfect timing to make it all happen.

So, when you find yourself on that long rocky road, waiting for something to happen; remind yourself of God’s promises.  Because even if you lose hope, hope remains.  Even if you feel like you are losing faith, a mustard seed of faith will do (Matthew 17:20).  I don’t know about you but I love surprises.  And, GOD IS FULL OF SURPRISES!

In His perfect timing, He will transform your barrenness into something absolutely amazing!  So, HOLD ON!  Everyday is a new day and something AWESOME could happen to you in a blink of an eye!

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