Genesis 15 1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2 But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.” 4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.” 5 And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 6 And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.
Abraham is getting old, and he still doesn't have any kids. He pours his heart out to God, and God answers his question. So what can we learn from this?
Pouring out your heart isn't complaining, nor is it a sin. God knows that our understanding is limited and our faith can be challenged. Asking Him to reconfirm our faith or His will in our lives isn't complaining.
Got out of your tent. For God to encourage Abram, he has to get him out of his tent. Sometimes the very surroundings you are in are the source of your discomfort. Change your routine, or change your surroundings. God often speaks to us when we are not in our comfort zone.
Look at the stars. Now that you are out of your surroundings, look around. What do you see? The Promises of God. His creation, great and small, is a testimony to the His faithfulness and power. Rest in that and look at the stars.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to see what You are doing in my life today. AMEN