KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 4:20 “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God”;
Our key scripture once again reveals a truth which was rather silent in the story of Abraham in the book of Genesis.
Abraham did not grow weak in faith through unbelief but rather became strong in faith giving glory to God.Giving God the glory always strengthens faith. True faith in God always celebrates the answer before it materialises. Anybody who claims he has faith yet is worried or complains does not know what he is talking about.
Faith in God is the answer for worry, fear, anxiety and most of the emotional mishaps that most people go through.
What made Abraham so joyful although the answer seem not to come to pass? Abraham understood the significance of a covenants. He knew that in a covenant relationship there was no room for unfaithfulness. He therefore did not consider all the negatives that was with him and his wife. (Rom. 4:19). Faith is always weakened when one is overtaken by the negative situations that may be showing up.
When Peter walked on the water in Matthew 14:25-29, it was the billowing waves and the high winds coupled with the knowledge that water does not hold anybody up. These natural reasoning killed his faith and therefore he began to sink.
These wrong reasoning or negatively being conscious of the potential for failure is overcome by voicing out praises unto God. Speak forth what the Lord says. Thank God for victory through his word. Declare boldly what the word says. Positive words would likewise stir up positive faith. Abraham gave glory to God. He said words like’ God you have made me the father of many nations and my wife is the mother of princes. You are the strong and faithful one. I thank you that I have my Isaac’. This was the daily declarations of Abraham. Now note this don’t say words like I know God would make all things beautiful in his time. This statement is a postponement of your answer. Faith always takes a hold of the answer in your heart, not anticipating that the answer would come one day but rather, it is with you.
I praise the Lord for his everlasting faithfulness. I have whatever promise God has given me by faith. It hank and celebrate my answer today praise the Lord, Hallelujah!
Psalms 23:1 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want”.
John 16:33. “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”