• Danny Domingo

GOD DOES NOT GIVE UP ON US


Although Abraham believed in God and obeyed God's direction in his life, he had many weaknesses, just like us. He also doubted the promises of God when confronted with very challenging situations. When God led Abraham to the land he wanted him to go, God promised him that He would protect him and provide everything he needed. God promised him that he would be a great nation. God would curse those who curse him and bless those who would bless him (Genesis 12:1-3). However, when there was a famine in the land where God promised him to have, he decided to go to Egypt, for there was plenty of water and food there. But before they arrived in Egypt, Abraham told his wife, Sarai, to lie about their marriage relationship because he was afraid that the Egyptians would hurt or kill him because Sarai was beautiful. He told his wife to introduce herself as his brother (Genesis 12:10-20).


Abraham lied about his wife because he doubted the promises of God in his life. Because of his lie, the Egyptian Pharoah almost took Sarai as his wife, but God intervened and protected Sarai and Abraham. When God chose Abraham, God knew that Abraham was not perfect. In the same manner, when God chose us, He knew that we were not perfect. He knew that we would sin and doubt his promises, but because of our relationship with Him through our faith, He would be faithful to us even when we fail him.


God is not looking for perfect people, but he is looking for broken and sinful people who are willing to humble themselves and put their faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. This is the reason we go before Him, not through our good works, but through our faith in Him. God will remain faithful to us even when we are unfaithful to Him because the moment we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, we become His children (John 1:12). And He will never leave nor forsake His children no matter what happens. Even when we decide to walk away from Him, as a Father to us, He will seek after us and pursue us until we come back to Him. Our Father in Heaven loves us forever, and nothing can separate us from His love (Romans 8:38-39).


Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.


Ask yourself these questions: Was Abraham perfect? Did God reject Abraham when he sinned because of his doubt and lie? Do I believe that God will never give up on me, but He will be with me forever?

Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.


Prayer:

Father in heaven, thank you for your faithfulness. Thank you for accepting me as your child through faith and not through my good works. Please forgive me for doubting and doing things that are not pleasing to you. Thank you for letting me know that you will never give up on me, but you will be faithful in making me the person you want me to be. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.