Romans 4:17, As the Scriptures say, “I have made you a father of many nations.” This is true before God, the one Abraham believed—the God who gives life to the dead and speaks of things that don’t yet exist as if they are real.
God told Abraham that he would be the father of many nations back when he and Sarah couldn’t conceive, and he believed God. Who did he believe? The God who gives life to the dead and speaks of things that don’t yet exist as if they are real. What a powerful statement of what faith is. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see.” You can’t wait until you see it to say it, that merely confirms the obvious. Faith is saying, “Light!” and watching Father flip on the light switch. It’s knowing with confidence, that He always keeps his Word no matter how dark it gets.
It’s knowing that NOTHING is too hard for God. NOTHING is impossible when we believe he is faithful to his Word. NOTHING. It’s knowing that God doesn’t play favorites, if we can believe it, we can have it. Healing-simply believe that what God says is true, “He spoke, and they were healed—snatched from the door of death.” Psalm 107:20 TLB. If we need provision, believe that He will provide, Philippians 4:19, “And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
It’s all in the Bible, everything you need for life, but don’t take my word of it, study for yourself. Everyday, I hear people speak death, defeat, sickness and poverty over their lives and wonder why nothing changes. They think that as they get older, everything falls apart. They expect it because they’ve been told it over and over and they believe it. But friends, that’s not what the Word says! Let me share this last passage found in Psalm 91:14-16 MSG
“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!”
Father, I’m so thankful for your great and precious promises. It’s not just a nice history story, it’s alive and powerful. Your Word is light to my darkness, health to my flesh, provision for my lack, joy to my sorrow, peace to my storm, rest when I’m weary. I’m so excited for the plans you have for me. They are good plans, giving me a future and a hope. Every step I take, you have ordered and I trust in you. I don’t have to see it to believe it, but I know that I will see it if I stand on your Word and continue having confidence in YOUR ability and not my own. I depend on you for this day because tomorrow isn’t here yet but when it comes, I will be ready for it. It’s in your beautiful, wonderful name I pray, Amen