Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 327

From Handbook to God’s Promises


Genesis 17:2: God’s Confirmation

God describes His covenant to Abraham, though He’s made this promise twice before (Genesis 12; 15). However, many years have passed since the Lord first promised a son through Sarah, who has been barren, and now this ninety-nine-year-old man wavers in his confidence that God will actually do it (17:17). But God confirms His promise again, this time because—as we know from the story—He’s about to fulfill it, and the old man needs to prepare his mind and heart to accept it.

Waiting on the Lord builds our faith, but so do His reassurances about His promises while He tarries. Are you waiting for the fulfillment of God’s promises to you? If so, be alert to evidence that God is confirming those promises.