The Bible says,” These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them.” People of faith anticipate what God promised, whether they ever experience its fulfillment or not. ” How can I believe in a promise I don’t see fulfilled?” you ask. people like Abraham didn’t live to see the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promise in their lives, yet they died believing it. Trusting God means banking on His words, even when there’s nothing visible to demonstrate that what He says is going to come true. Even when you’re on your deathbed and it’s still hasn’t happened, you still trust Him. That’s living by faith. The words in faith in this scripture are different from the words used in all the verses that read by faith. The words in faith actually mean according to faith. These people lived by the faith rule. Faith was the ruling principle in their lives! So even if they went graves without seeing God’s promises fulfilled, they exited saying ” God still told the truth.” They knew that the fulfillment was coming, and they lived kin anticipation of it. Thats what God is asking of you today. He wants you to live before Him in such a way that you anticipate His promises, even when every circumstance seems opposite to what whose promises say. It also means you don’t manipulate the circumstances to help God out as Sarah did when she produced Ishmael. It means trusting God to do it His way, in His time, and for his Glory.