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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Only Believe

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 (NKJV)



Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise that he would become a father in his old age and the father of many nations (Romans 4:17). In fact, his faith grew stronger and believing His promise brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God was able to fulfill what He promised. 


Are you fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises?  Being fully convinced assures you of a life of peace and joy no matter what you experience in the natural. When you believe and envision the promise God has for you, you are confident that He will perform it.


God gives you perfect peace when you trust in Him (Isaiah 26:3)—when your thoughts dwell on His promises. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you have learned and received from God. Then the peace of God will rise from within you (Philippians 4:8-9).


“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13, NLT).


When you trust God completely, joy and peace are yours. Confident hope overflows in your life. You believe the truth the Holy Spirit has revealed to you. You are fully convinced. 


Have confident hope. Be fully convinced of God’s revealed truth. Where the enemy attempts to kill, steal, and destroy, God promises abundant life.


“Who has believed our report,” Isaiah asked, “and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed” (Isaiah 53:1)? God has revealed Himself to us in Jesus Christ. You can believe His “too good to be true” news of salvation and healing and deliverance (Isaiah 53:4-5). 


“Do not be afraid. Only believe,” Jesus told Jairus on hearing the news that his daughter had died (Mark 5:36). 


And Jesus raised her to life.


© 2021 Lynn Lacher





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