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Having a Steadfast Faith

by Abigail Hoosier

And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform.

Romans 4:19-21

We all know the story of Abraham, and that God promised him that he would be the father of many nations. Abraham could have looked at that promise and laughed just like his wife did when she overheard the angels traveling to Sodom telling Abraham that she would have a son. (Genesis 18:9-12) Sarah looked at the circumstances instead of believing God could work past those circumstances. Sarah saw that it was humanly impossible for her to have a child at her age. She forgot to realize that, “With men, it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.", (Mark 10:27)

Abraham did not consider the circumstances, he could have focused on the problem instead of the problem solver. Abraham could have gotten his eyes on problems but instead he looked towards the promise-giver. He was strong in his faith. He did not stagger or stumble through unbelief but held to God’s promise, giving glory to God. Abraham was fully persuaded that what God had promised, he was also able to perform.

Time and time again we find ourselves being like Sarah. We doubt God can go beyond the impossible. We get focused on the circumstances and we can not see what God wants to do on the other side of the situation. Just because the situation may be humanly impossible, we serve a God that works beyond human strength. Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” We should be more like Abraham, and take God at His word without any reservations, being fully persuaded that what God has promised us in our personal lives He can also perform it. The problem solver is greater than the problem.

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