So when do we find the glimmer? When do we see the hint of light at the end of a dark and lonely tunnel?
Yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God. (Romans 4:20 NASB)
And so, having patiently waited, he [Abraham] obtained the promise. (Hebrews 6:15 NASB)
I’m not trying to put Abraham on a pedestal here. We did that enough in Sunday school when we sang the “Father Abraham” song over and over…and over. But I am trying to explain that if Abraham can have faith, so can we.
So can I.
Abraham was a liar, and he didn’t always practice good leadership skills in his marriage. Nevertheless, he had faith, which I believe is the most important aspect of Christianity. I’m a doubtful liar with poor leadership skills, but maybe even I can grasp the truth during this trial in my life. Maybe even I can be satisfied in the unknown.
For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” (Romans 4:3 NASB)
We see the glimmer when we wait. We find the light when we search for the Truth.
I have come as Light into the world, so that no one who believes in Me will remain in darkness. (John 12:46 NASB)
Christ doesn’t want you to feel stuck in the darkness. He offers light. We can remain in darkness, but if we do that, we remain. We stay stuck. And last time I checked, being stuck was a bad thing—at least when you get a hairband stuck in your hair or a bagel stuck in the toaster.
Satan wants us to feel stuck, hopeless, and alone; but God offers us hope. Abraham clung to that hope. He could either believe the truth of God’s promises, or he could doubt them; and he chose to believe them. And because of his belief, he “grew strong in faith” (Romans 4:20) and “obtained the promise” (Hebrews 6:15).
I want that for my life. Being stuck is an option, but it’s not the best option for anyone. I don’t want to be stuck in this hole for my entire life, and I doubt you do either.
He will guide you to the light because He is the light—and He is brighter than any darkness we’ll ever face.