I think Romans 4:20-21 has become one of my favorite scriptures and quest towards a consistent and never quitting life of faith. Let me share it with you now:
“But he did not doubt or waver in unbelief concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and empowered by faith, giving glory to God, being fully convinced that God had the power to do what He had promised.”
Wow! I want to live like that…no doubt, unwavering, strong and empowered in faith!
Abraham got to that place in His full reliance on God and His Word. As a child of God, that’s where we should all be living…“fully convinced!”
Often times life throws us curve balls, out of nowhere we are hit with challenges and trials that we never saw coming. You can just be living life and minding your own business and “WHAM!” you are slammed. It’s during those times that you really find out what you’re made of. Is this trial going to make you or break you? Will it stay your mess or become your message? Will you allow yourself to become a victim or be victorious? The choice is yours and only yours!
God has given us so many promises in His Word, and it’s easy to shout “Amen!” when everything is going right, but do we still believe when everything is going wrong? That’s the true test!
I heard Joel Osteen says, “Faith is trusting God when life doesn’t make sense.” Your head will try to reason things out. “When? Where? How? Why?” And your feelings will try to dictate your emotions. But you must become strong in faith when everything around you seems to be falling apart. You must be empowered by faith when nothing is going right.
Do you truly believe and are “fully convinced that God has the power to do what He promised?” If so, then stop doubting and wavering, or freaking out, because nothing seems to be changing or happening in your life. Trust God and His promises!
Now read Romans 4 like this…
“But I did not doubt or waver in unbelief concerning the promise of God, but I grew strong and empowered by faith, giving glory to God, being fully convinced that God had the power to do what He had promised [in my life.]
(Please do me a favor, and click the heart below, so I know that you are reading these post! Thanks! Love, Jerriann)