July 24 – Fully Convinced

“No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.”  Romans 4:20-21 (ESV)

In the fourth chapter of Romans, we learn about righteousness and how we receive it by faith believing.  The example is Abraham who was promised a son and a nation of descendants.  Even when Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah his wife was 90 well past child bearing age, Abraham believed in this promise of a son.  This is our example for today, that we continue trusting and not wander into unbelief when a promise of God seems overdue for fulfillment.  It is not.  God answers and fulfills the promises in His time.  Abraham did not understand how God would keep His promise and give them a son but He always believed that God could and would keep all His promises.  That was saving faith and God declared Abraham righteous.  In this blog we consider many promises and today our promise is that God is a promise keeper.  We too need to believe that God is always able to do what He has promised, even when circumstances, such as Abraham and Sarah’s condition make it seem impossible.  Be thankful to God each day and affirm that God will fulfill His promises – be fully convinced that He will.