“And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15.5 NKJV).
Abraham believed God. God promised him that he would be the father of many nations, yet Abraham and his wife had not conceived a baby yet. Years passed after God gave Abraham this promise, and God blessed him with protection, prosperity and prominence; but the kingdom-promise of a heir with his wife, Sarah, seemed hopeless. However, it is in this season of impossibility that God tests the legitimacy of our faith. Will we believe God at His Word or will we be persuaded by the physical evidence in our lives? Our true allegiance uncovers when we find ourselves in a desert land of doubt, and God quietly watches our resolve either strengthen or disintegrate. When circumstances mount against our kingdoms-promise, we must rise up carrying the weight of our hope and shout to all who will listen that we still believe. And in our free-will decision to stay rooted in our faith, we will stand righteous before a Holy God.
“The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9.24 NLT).