Prevailing Faith

If you’re “on hold” and eager for God to act, do you allow the waiting period to strengthen or weaken your faith?

Romans 4:13-25


How confident are you that God will fulfill His promises? So often we face situations that seem to prove that the Lord has let us down. This is the case especially when we’ve waited a long time without a glimmer of change. Sometimes we come to this conclusion because we’ve set our expectations on the wrong things. But there are also times when the Lord takes us on a long journey of perseverance before His promises come to pass.


That was definitely the case with Abraham. The Lord promised to make him a great nation with descendants beyond number, but he remained childless for many years until his wife Sarah was well past childbearing age. But as Abraham contemplated the physical impossibility of the situation, his faith in God’s promise grew stronger, not weaker. He could see that the Lord would be glorified even more when the promise came to pass in a humanly impossible situation.


Is there an area in your life where you need prevailing faith to persevere despite seeming impossibility? Be assured that “the word of our God stands forever”

(Isa. 40:8). Whatever God has promised, He will do—even if you never see the outcome in your lifetime (Heb. 11:13).


Credit to InTouch Ministries

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