by Vance Havner
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief. Romans 4:20
Faith does not nervously go over the same committal again and again. Faith goes on from there ruggedly believing that what God has promised He will perform. Abraham did not even consider what were really impossibilities. He considered God, not circumstance. So did Hannah when “she went her way and her countenance was no more sad.” So did Paul in the storm at sea, when he said, “I believe God.”
It is a mark of unbelief, not of faith, when we uneasily look around us and keep reminding god that we are depending on Him. We are trusting Him more when, instead of constantly reminding Him, we move on to do the next thing and the next, counting it all as good as done. A father would be grieved if his child kept on asking, “Are you sure you will take care of me?” A trusting child goes on about other things and wastes no time trying to trust its father.