“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”
Romans 4:20-21 KJV
Growing up as a kid I really enjoyed listening to the heavyweight fights on the radio. From time to time I would hear the announcer declare that one of the fighters was staggered by a punch. Almost brought down by the blow!
I pictured the fighter staggering back on his heels, wobbling and dazed. The referee steps in and starts counting one, two, three, four; it doesn’t look good, he’s on the verge of being counted out and losing the fight. Well the battered fighter regains enough of his senses and the referee says fight on.
Knowing he’s ready to finish this guy off the aggressor moves in, when all of a sudden his dazed opponent gathers himself and starts landing powerful blows to the body in return. Things have turned!
The dazed one is now pummeling his opponent and with one wicked upper cut he knocks him to the canvas.
The referee steps in and begins counting one, two, and three, all the way to 10. Unable to get up off the canvas the referee raises the arm of the fighters gloved fist, he has won by a knockout. He is the victor!
Today’s Scripture is about Abraham and his trust in what God had promised would come to pass. He would become the father of many nations.
Take a moment and read Romans chapter 4. Abraham is about 100 years old and his wife Sarah is old as well and has never been able to have children. Kids? Really?
God told Abraham he would be the father of many nations. Childless.... yet God said it. Abraham knew it would happen. He was convinced!
Abraham waited 25 years for God’s promise to be fulfilled. That’s a long time to wait, but He did. He stayed in faith and “staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief”
Doubt and unbelief will cause you to stagger!
Like that heavyweight fight, the enemy wants to knock us out!
The enemy will try to stagger you with thoughts of failure, a bad doctor’s report and an unexpected bill.
Let’s be like Abraham! No matter what happened in his life, he stayed in faith.
When difficulties came he did not stagger through unbelief but he stayed in faith.
Feed your faith starve your doubts!