Stand Your Ground With The Word
To The Bible: Romans 4:19-20
“And not being weak in faith, he (Abraham) did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.”
To understand and appreciate why the Bible describes Abraham as the father of faith, you’ll first have to carefully consider the challenges he faced and how he overcame them. God had already told him he would have a child through whom all the nations of the earth would be blessed and the child would come from his wife, Sarah. But on two occasions, he had problems with two kings who wanted his beautiful wife, who wasn’t only barren at the time but had also passed the age of bearing kids.
Though these negative situations came up to attack the word he heard God tell him, Abraham nevertheless did one thing; he stood his ground. Instead of crying about the seemingly impossible conditions, he refused to be moved and continually gave glory to God. The Bible says, “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.” (Romans 4:20 KJV). In the end, he had a miracle; Isaac was born!
Don’t ever give up on the Word, for it never fails. Like Abraham, against all hope, believe in hope, knowing that what God has said concerning you will surely come to pass. When your faith is challenged, don’t cry or cower; just keep releasing faith-filled words!
Go Deeper: Romans 4:16-23
My faith is alive and strong. I know that the Word of God is dependable. I’m strong in faith and fully persuaded that His word concerning me is the absolute reality and truth. Hallelujah.
What words has the Lord spoken to you over the past few months? Did you write them down somewhere? If you did, go back to where you wrote them, and begin speaking them once again in faith.