Faith had a fight with hope, and faith won. Hope would have robbed Abraham of a son, but faith fought with hope, beating hope down, and received as a reward Isaac, a son of promise. This is the wonderful picture of faith, having nothing to rest on except the word of an angel, yet, Abraham believed that word. Hope would have kept him looking to the future, seeking evidence of the promise through sense knowledge. Contrary wise, faith caused him to turn away from all evidence of his senses and look at the word of God. Use your faith to do that today, and you will become a possessor of all the promises of God.
L. Jerome Jones