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 was fully convinced that God—who had promised him in his old age that Sarah would bear him a son—was able to provide that promise. Being fully convinced is believing without a doubt. Are you fully convinced? What promises are you hanging on to? What does God’s Word say about your circumstances?
Facts are what you see and experience in this natural world. But facts that are real in this world aren’t the same as God’s Truth in His supernatural realm. God’s Truth surpasses the facts, and when His Truth is believed by faith, it has the power to change them. Abraham didn’t waver at God’s promise through unbelief. In his natural world, he couldn’t see the fulfillment of His promise. The fact was Sarah was way too old to have a child. But Abraham completely believed God, and he praised God for what he hadn’t yet received. Instead of the facts defeating him, his faith was strengthened.
Faith is the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). It takes no faith to believe facts. You can see them. It only takes faith to believe God’s Truth that you can’t see. That is why we are told to walk by faith and not by what we see (2 Corinthians 5:7). Faith comes by hearing the Word (Romans 10:17). The Word is Truth (John 17:17). The Truth that you hear and know in your heart will set you free (John 8:32). God’s Truth doesn’t benefit your life if you don’t believe it.
If we are going to see the supernatural power of God, we have to connect what we believe and how we think to God’s Word. Then we can see God actually making a difference in our lives and in someone else’s life. It is easy to identify with what you experience—especially when you deal with symptoms of illness or problems in circumstances. To walk by faith and not by sight, you have to intentionally choose to have faith in God’s Truth over what you see.
Do you believe only what you see? Do you doubt God? Being double-minded will keep you from receiving (James 1:6-8). Face the facts in your life, but don’t allow them to consume you. Believe what God promises in His Word. The facts of your physical life—circumstance or sickness or need—can change when you believe His Truth.
Two blind men followed Jesus asking him to have mercy on them.
“When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, ‘According to your faith, let it be done to you,’ and their sight was restored” (Matthew 9:28-30, NIV).
Faith doesn’t create anything. It only provides what Jesus has already created for you with the gift of His life. Believing by faith in God’s Truth is the power that alters your reality. Praise God for His promise. Be fully convinced that God’s Truth is greater than any fact before your eyes. Instead of the facts defeating you, allow faith to strengthen you. According to your faith, you receive.
© 2022 Lynn Lacher