1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” 2 But Abram said, “Lord GOD, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!” 4 And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” 5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” 6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
I notice, the LORD starts this conversation with Abram. He reminds him of his promises and Who He is for Abram. I find this totally consistant to how the LORD reminds us now. Our highs & lows in life effects us greatly yet the LORD is so consistant. He promises us regardless of us. Regardless of our failures, our weaknesses, our many inabilities that often tend to paralyze us. Yet, it only takes a word from God to lift us back up to great heights again. How often, I see my lack, the realities of the flesh, the impossibilities to change anything that happens in life! But then, God! He speaks in such comfort, such grace, such encouragements. Why would I ever go elsewhere? As His disciples once stated, You have the words of life.