Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 18Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
Have you ever felt like you were working against God? We naturally assume that when God gives us resistance as we move in one direction, we’re meant to go in a different direction. Not necessarily. Sometimes God arranges for resistance to our plans so that we might grow, resulting in our good and His greater glory. Sometimes God invites us to trust Him even when our limited perspective leads us to conclude that events are unfolding which seem to be against God’s plan. Sometimes God invites us to persevere, and trust Him against the odds. It’s one way God exercises our faith, causing it to grow.