Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness (Romans 4:3)
Abraham had to wait a long time for the fulfilment of God’s promise in the birth of Isaac. But during all that time he was growing spiritually, he wasn’t marking time. Sometimes he slipped, but he didn’t stay in a low place. He was brought back and he continued to believe. He is called ‘the father of the faithful’ - not because of his own track record but because he kept turning back to God and believed in His faithfulness.
Do we believe God? When we slip, when we doubt, do we languish in a low place for a long time before we are restored?
Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as snow (Isaiah 1:18)
Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man hears my voice I will come in and sup with him and he with me (Revelation 3:20)
I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)
Do you believe what He says in these scriptures?
Promises like these should be like the bread of life to us - but you have to ‘eat’ them, digest them - and then they will become nourishment for your soul. And if we believe words like these we will keep coming back to them. We too will grow spiritually and begin to be rooted and grounded in the word of God and not swayed by every circumstance and mood. Our growth comes from drawing our life from Him. He is faithful - learn to believe in Him and trust Him in every situation.
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