STAND YOUR GROUND
(If God Said Something, He Meant It)
Abraham was a man who never gave up on God’s Word. He stood firm, in spite of his physical circumstances, and got what had been promised him by the Lord.
To the Bible Romans 4:18-20 AMP
“[For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be. He did not weaken in faith when he considered the [utter] impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah’s [deadened] womb. No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God…”
Abraham is called the father of faith, but to understand and appreciate why the Bible describes him thus, you’ll have to study his life closely and see how he overcame the challenges he faced by faith. For example, God had 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 separate occasions, two powerful kings had all but taken her from him, because she was very beautiful. And even when he got her back, there was still that “little” problem of her barrenness and the fact that she was well past the age of child-bearing.
In spite of these negative situations that came up in direct opposition to God’s Word to him, Abraham did one thing—he stood his ground. Instead of crying about his seemingly impossible circumstances, he refused to be moved and continually gave glory to God. The Bible says, “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God”(Romans 4:20). In the end, he had a miracle; Isaac was born!
Don’t ever give up on the Word; 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.