I love a quiet evening spent with my little one, gazing at the stars. On a clear night, we can look up and see stars so numerous we lose count. In these moments, I’m reminded of God’s promise to Abram in Genesis 15:5. “Then the LORD took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!”
As Abram gazed at the stars that cloudless night, he must have been filled with awe and wonder. However, my mind takes me to the following evenings in weeks, months and years to come, when perhaps he looked up only to see a cloudy sky with no visibility. What thoughts crossed his mind? Descendants as numerous as the stars…what stars?
Even on the cloudiest of nights, the validity of the promise didn’t change, the visibility did. Even when you can’t see it, God is still at work. He is always faithful, always true. His Word does not return void. What promise are you still believing for? Don’t lose faith. Trust God, even when it’s cloudy.