By Rev Sam Oye
“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God”
The key word in this verse is ‘stagger’. To stagger means to walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall. Staggering Christians are those who are inconsistent.
You can’t walk in faith if you dwell on doubt. Faith and doubt work in opposite directions; therefore strengthen your trust in God. Coming face to face with doubts always results in deeper faith. God shows up in questions even if we never get answers.
Abraham experienced this too. He wrestled with reality, was old, Sarah too was old and barren (Rom. 4:19). There were all reasons to doubt. Abraham also had to wrestle with God’s promise: “I will bless and make you the father of many nations.” (Gen. 12:2-3; 15:5; 17:5-6). Faith and doubt worked in opposite directions helping Abraham to persuade himself that God is bigger than the circumstances.
He gave all glory to God despite everything; this is the key. Through struggle, he got his eyes off the circumstances and focused on God’s power. Faith swelled until he persuaded himself that God would do what He promised.
How do you live to the glory of God? Believe fully in the word of God, put your trust in His promises and this would bring glory to Him.
Whatever God says is settled. Your belief makes it accessible. Stay in the word until it intoxicates you.
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