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  • Writer's pictureRev. Marsha Brown

Devotional: Week of 7/26

Weekly Devotional Scripture: Romans 4:17-18 NLT


"Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing. Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping." - Romans 4:17-18 NLT

God promised Abraham that he would have a son and that his descendants would be more numerous than the stars in the sky. But for Abraham and his wife, Sarah, this seemed impossible. In the natural, they were too old to have children. It physically was not possible.

It would have been natural for Abraham to doubt God. How futile it must have seemed to believe that in his old age, he could be the father of a multitude. But he continued to believe, even when there seemed to be no hope. He was rewarded for believing in the God of the impossible (Genesis 15:1-6).

Abraham provides a powerful demonstration of faith and how we should approach the problems we face. Following his example, we always should have faith in God. Regardless of how things appear, we always should hope.

Paul reminded us that there are no limits with God. He “creates new things out of nothing.” He can breathe life into any situation. As the Creator, He can speak anything into existence.

The Bible teaches that we are to have this attitude toward our problems. If we face situations that seem hopeless, we are not to give up but stand on God’s promises. Keep believing.

Whatever you face, commit your needs to Him. Have faith. Keep believing. He is the God who gives life to the dead, the God of miracles. With Him, nothing is impossible.


All knowing and powerful Father, I commit all of my impossible fears to You. I believe You can do anything! I believe in You and all of Your miracles. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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