He [Abraham] didn’t waiver in unbelief when faced with God’s promise. Instead, he grew strong in faith and gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God had the power to accomplish what he had promised.
I so want this to be my default setting—to not waiver in the face of God’s promises, but rather to see every new situation (even those dark ones offering little hope) as opportunities to grow stronger in my faith in God. And this because I am convinced that since God has the power to create the universe, He has the power to accomplish anything He promises—no matter how seemingly far fetched.
Abraham was 100 years old, his wife was not exactly “Fertile Myrtle”, and God promises that he’ll be the Father of a kazillion people. Abraham focused on God’s promise, His character, and power to somehow bring it to fruition, rather than the obstacles and impossibility of it all.