Abraham 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.
When we consider the promise of God to us, to completely take care of all our needs and wants, to protect and defend us, to heal us and bless us and lift us up; to give us a hope and a future regardless of our weaknesses, failures and mistakes, it all seems too much. That God would forgive us so unconditionally and love so passionately, and that He would do so much for us with no ulterior motive is, humanly speaking, simply too good to be true.
In a world where everything is tarnished by sin, selfishness and corruption and where human nature without the new birth is dead to God, life simply isn’t like that. We are used to disappointments, hardships and every manifestation of the death cycle; and yet God sent Jesus to save us fully and totally from every part of that life. He came to give us a new type of life, different in every way from our previous experience.
Believing this is the challenge that faces us today, just as it did Abraham.
We have been taught that Abraham staggered at the promise of God because of the negative circumstances he was facing. But that wasn’t the focus of his challenge. The unbelief he had to conquer, as it says in this verse, was concerning the promise of God.
Abraham had to come to a place where he had settled his heart concerning the trustworthiness of God; where he stopped balking at His favor and questioning the integrity of the promise and debating inwardly as to whether God was really THAT good. He had to receive God’s goodness personally; for himself.
My prayer is that you will not stagger at the goodness of God, but instead allow Him to be God in your life; opening your heart wide to accept the magnitude and purity of His love.
Speak out His Word in bold faith, like Abraham, calling things that are not as though they were: no more sickness; no more debt; an end to things not working; an end to troubles, depression and anxieties. No more condemnation or fear. Your God is SO good. Believe Him!