Genesis 15:4,5 “”And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.””
When God met with Abraham, he was at a place where he had given up on the hope of ever being a father. He must have gone beyond frustration to where he would just carry on with life, and leave all he had for his servants. He had learned to live with the status quo. But God needed a man to walk with Him in the blessing plan, and He found faithful Abraham. Though God had spoken to Abraham earlier on in Genesis 12, Abraham was not fully persuaded. He was not able to see the reality of God’s promise “…through you all the nations of the earth will be blessed” (Gen.13:4). This seems to be the situation for many of us. You once had a hope of something great, there was something you imagined you could do before, and you have tried numerous times and it failed. So much so that when a person talks about the hope of achieving the same, you laugh just like Abraham did (Gen.17:17). What used to bring you pain before now becomes an issue to laugh at because you have given up completely.
For as long as you’re able to see, there is still the hope of possession. God did something interesting, He spoke a Word to Abraham, and then He gave him a picture. God is revealing to us that whatever the mind and heart can see, and conceive as real, then it can surely achieve it. There is a hope against all hope that you can believe in, and this hope comes by the word of God. Whatever the situation is before you that seems to be hopeless, is just an illusion. If God had spoken something to you by His word, in your heart, that is where to find your hope. Abraham, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken by God (Rom.4:18)
Meditate on what God has said concerning you, until an image begins to form in your heart. Don’t lose sight of this image, because it will surely come to manifestation for as long as you can see it.
Scriptures to Meditate: Josh.6:1-3, Gen.13:15, Mark 11:22-24 Heb.11:1-3, Matth.12:33-37, Gen 11:6