When you are going through trials – especially severe and prolonged ones – it can be tempting to give in to doubt and discouragement. But if you remember that a lack of faith can rob you of God’s best, you can cooperate with Him to resist weakening and wavering in your belief. One way you can do that is to study how God’s people in the Bible stood firm in difficult times, and received the miracles that He had for them.
“And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered Him faithful who had made the promise.” Hebrews 11:11
If you’re going through a very long trial of your own, seek the Lord about how you could stabilize your wavering faith. The words in this passage “she considered Him faithful” will cause you to came alive in your spirit, and you will began to understand what the Lord is saying to you. If you would make a quality decision to believe that God was indeed faithful – to His character, His Word, and His promises – your faith would hold steady so that you could receive the blessings and rewards He had in store for you.
The Bible makes it clear that Sarah’s situation looked hopeless. She was well past the age of childbearing, and yet God had promised her and Abraham a child of their own. To her credit, “she considered [God] who had given her the promise to be reliable and trustworthy and true to His word.” (Hebrews 11:11 AMP) And as a result, she saw the fulfillment of His promise to her.
I don’t know what difficulties or heartaches you may be facing right now, but I can tell you this: If you will trust in the faithfulness of God, you will see Him move heaven and earth to bring His very best purposes to pass in your life. Today, join with me in declaring – “I refuse to doubt my God!”