Our text will come from Hebrews 11:13. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
The heroes of the faith given in the 11th chapter of Hebrews embraced promises that were given and yet never experienced. They saw them afar off but never got in on them.
That’s were faith comes in. Remember the scripture says in Romans chapter one that “the just shall live by faith.” Not always easy, but not impossible.
We have the same issues today. We have promises on the 2nd coming of Christ, living in sinlessness, Heaven, and the rapture of the Church, but we have yet to experience them. Just because we have not experienced them yet doesn’t mean we won’t, so don’t lose faith and hope.
May God help us to embrace the promises of God. They will not fail and they will come to pass.