Strengthened in Faith

He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.

Romans 4:20-21

LORD Jesus, we praise You for this new day, a day full of opportunities to grow in our faith and to share our faith with others. Forgive us, O God we pray, if we have failed to declare Your mighty works. Give us wisdom and guide us in our talks and in our walks so that we are not only hearers but also doers of Your Word. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

There are two Bible passages which you will find me quote frequently on my blogs. The first one has to do with women teaching women (see for example Teach Good Things at MirjamFels.com) while the other one has to do with our faith — take out of Romans 4

20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.

Romans 4:20 says that Abraham did not waver but that he was strengthened in faith. He was fully convinced that God is able to do mighty things. While believing that nothing is impossible with God, however, he did not push his own agenda but went after what God had promised (21).

Oh, how often I want to go on my own instead of God’s way — in my marriage, in making a great investment, in choosing the place where I wanted to go to or move to.

Say, how often do we want our own plans to go through? We pray for God to work things out, but we are not ready to give in until we will have it our way. Do we ever stop to ask ourselves if our wish is in line with His perfect will?

Yes, of course, God is mighty and well capable to work miracles — even in our day and age. He cannot and He will not go against His Word and Promise, though.

Today, be fully committed to follow God,
and be convinced that He is able to perform
what He has promised in His Word.

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