Day: November 14, 2012

“He Staggered Not”

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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.


Learn To Trust God

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The things which are seen are temporal—2 Corinthians 4:18

How strong is the snare of the things that are seen, and how necessary for God to keep us in the things that are unseen! If Peter is to walk on the water, he must walk; if he is going to swim, he must swim; but he cannot do both. if the bird is going to fly it must keep away from the fences and the trees and trust to its buoyant wings. If it tries to keep within easy reach of the ground, it will make poor work of flying.

God had to bring Abraham to the end of his own strength and to let him see that in his own body he could do nothing. He had to consider his own body as good as dead and then take God for the whole work. When he looked away from himself and trusted God alone, then he became fully persuaded that what God had promised He was able also to perform.