Most believe God can.
No, it is more. It is not only believing He can, but it is believing He will.
When I get discouraged as I look at life’s problems and impossibilities.
I remember Abraham.
In Romans 4, it says, “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed…… Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead, since he was about a hundred years old and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. YET HE DID NOT WAVER THROUGH UNBELIEF regarding the promise of God, but was STRENTHENED IN HIS FAITH and gave glory to God, BEING FULLY PERSUADED THAT GOD HAD THE POWER TO DO WHAT HE HAD PROMISED.”
See, Abraham was old, really old and for years he had waited for the promised child through whom God would bring about His descendants. Descendants who would outnumber the stars of the sky. Abraham has waited and waited, but all that has happened is that he has gotten older. As he looks at his wife, he see’s the impossibilities of this situation.
But, against all hope, he believed.
Instead of doubting God, he grew in his faith.
Because Abraham didn’t just believe God could answer his prayers and bring about the promised child.
He believed God would.
In my own life, there are many impossibilities that seem to loom overhead.
And if I let my gaze rest upon these things or on the situation, I’m doomed to a heart of unbelief.
But, if I let my gaze rest upon the Lord and choose by grace through faith to believe God can and will bring me through.
Then I pray and wait in expectation of what He is going to do.
Then I get excited as I anticipate how He can and will bring about the details.
You may be in a hopeless situation. You may feel abandoned and alone. You may think your situation is impossible.
I challenge you as the Lord has challenged me, to believe God can and will deliver you.
He is able.
Let us then pray in faith, believing God.