Have you ever wavered in your faith? In other words, have there ever been times when you knew God’s promises but didn’t believe He would fulfill them for you? God tells us that:
- nothing can separate us from His love for us which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
- He will supply all of our needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
- we are more than conquerors through Him Who loved us. (Romans 8:37)
- we are forgiven, holy, blameless children of His in Christ. (Ephesians 1:4 and 7)
If you are like me, you have wavered in some or all of these promises by forgetting them or not believing them at times, especially when circumstances scream the opposite!
What does God think about us when we waver? The extremely freeing answer is shown by the life of Abraham. God had promised him five times that he and Sarah would have a child. Yet, this was humanly impossible since Sarah was many years past childbearing. In Genesis 15-19, we read that both Abraham and Sarah laughed at separate times at God’s promise that they would have a child. In addition, Sarah gave her handmaiden, Hagar, to Abraham thinking this would give them the child God promised. This was an act of the flesh, not the Spirit.
Do you know what God says about all of this wavering in faith in Romans 4:20-22? He plainly states that Abraham DID NOT WAVER IN FAITH! 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. Therefore, it was accounted to him for righteousness. Wow! How could God say that Abraham did not waver in faith? It’s because the covenant God made with Abraham was between God and Himself in Genesis 15. In fact, Abraham was in a deep sleep with God who made this covenant with Himself.
When we don’t trust God, depend on Him, or don’t believe His promises, God says we have never wavered in our faith! How can He say that since our faith is like a flag flapping in the wind at times? God also made the New covenant between Himself and Himself. It is the reason, in Christ, that He remembers our sins no more. (Hebrews 8:12) Even more importantly, He has made us perfectly and unchangeably righteous in Christ! (2 Corinthians 5:21) No wonder He proclaims there is NO CONDEMNATION for we who are in Christ Jesus! (Romans 8:1)
Let’s rejoice together in what God says about each of us. Because we are in Christ, we have never wavered in our faith in Him!
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Mark Maulding, President and Founder
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