[Abraham] was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.
Romans 4:21, NLT*
Abraham’s faith wasn’t passive belief. It was belief with obedience. Active faith.
Secure faith, anchored in God’s character and ability.
Sometimes the tricky part is discerning what God has promised. I’ve prayed for at least one person who was sincerely positive God had promised her physical healing … yet she died. And she knew how to listen to Him.
Then there are other times when we see something we want in Scripture and interpret it to fit our desires.
But God has given plenty of legitimate promises – in writing – that we can rely on no matter what our circumstances.
He loves us. (John 3:16)
He will cleanse and forgive us when we bring our sins to Him. (1 John 1:9)
He will always be with us. (Matthew 28:20)
He will give wisdom when we ask. (James 1:5)
He’s our source of mercy and grace in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
And many more. These are things we can be fully convinced God can and will do. Remembering and relying on His promises changes how we react to our circumstances and lets us walk in victory instead of defeat.
God who is our Refuge, our Strong Tower, we would be nothing without You. You created us, You save us, and You sustain us. We believe; help our unbelief. Help us grow in faith to become fully confident like Abraham that You can – and You will – do all that You’ve promised, in Your way and in Your time.
FFH sings “God of the Promise”.
*New Living Translation (NLT) Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.