“After this” – Abram was a busy man, yet the cry of his heart, his unanswered prayer weighs heavy on his heart. I think so often we all feel like that. We have followed and done things for the Lord, and yet we hold these ‘cries in our heart’ for answers to our prayers. We cry out for what is not yet realised. However, God speaks to Abram and His God says to him – “Don’t be afraid”.
As I read this passage, I believe that this is the word for us today. DON’T BE AFRAID. God holds our future – when this becomes our realisation – we can rest in trust. God hears our prayers. We see The Lord speaks to Abram a promise, a vision of the future and a miraculous answer to his prayers. Abram is known as “God’s friend”.
Lord help us to continue to pray, believe and trust for answers to our prayers. May your truth rest on us and may each of us take to heart “don’t be afraid”. We thank you Lord that your love overcomes our fears.
Written by Ps. Sue Botta