Streams in the Desert - Sep 11

by L. B. E. Cowman and Jim Reimann

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After waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. (Hebrews 6: 15)

Abraham was tested for a very long time, but he was richly rewarded. The Lord tested him by delaying the fulfillment of His promise. Satan tested him through temptation, and people tested him through their jealousy, distrust, and opposition to him. Sarah tested him through her worrisome temperament. Yet he patiently endured, not questioning God’s truthfulness and power or doubting God’s faithfulness and love. Instead, Abraham submitted to God’s divine sovereignty and infinite wisdom. And he was silent through many delays, willing to wait for the Lord’s timing. Having patiently endured, he then obtained the fulfillment of the promise.

Beloved, God’s promises can never fail to be accomplished, and those who patiently wait can never be disappointed, for believing faith leads to realization. Abraham’s life condemns a spirit of hastiness, admonishes those who complain, commends those who are patient, and encourages quiet submission to God’s will and way.

Remember, Abraham was tested but he patiently waited, ultimately received what was promised, and was satisfied. If you will imitate his example, you will share the same blessing.


Cowman, L.; Reimann, Jim (2008-09-09). Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings (p. 346). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.

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