He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God (Rom. 4:20 KJV)
Rom. 4:2 describes Abraham as not wavering at the promise of God through unbelief. The Lord had spoken to Abraham and given him a promise that he was going to be a father of many nations while he was still childless. In fact, Sarah, Abraham’s wife was not only barren, but she was far gone into menopause. Talk about impossibilities!
In the midst of all the negativity and natural impossibilities, the Bible says Abraham believed God, and the Lord counted it as righteousness to him. He did not waver at what God had told him through unbelief. This means he did not change his mind or stop believing in the reality of the fact that he will have children. The verse above says he did not stagger or waver at the Word.
We stagger at the Word when natural circumstances which make God’s Word seem impossible cause us to change our minds or what we believe. Have you ever changed your mind or just become reluctant to believe some part of the scriptures because you did not see the expected results or the natural circumstances around you were communicating the exact opposite? This is part of the fight of faith. We must hold on to what we believe despite what our situations are. As we stand in faith, the natural circumstances will ultimately turn around to align with the Word. Our faith will always triumph.
Can you think of one primary reason why natural circumstances cause us to stagger at the Word of God? ( See Matt. 14:29-30). Declare that “I am strong in faith and unwavering at the Word of God.”
APPLY THE WORD
Are you losing hope because of a situation that is defying your faith right now? Stand, and remain standing in faith. When we stagger, the situation or the enemy wins.
Ask the Lord to strengthen you so that you will not stagger at the Word.
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