Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.” vss. 20-21    

Romans 4:18-25

We all know believers whose faith seems to grow stronger as they age, not because they have had prayers answered or seen miracles, but simply because they have continued to trust in the promises of God. And where do such convictions come from, even in the face of no evidence? We really don’t know. But there is no doubt that people like Abraham and Paul had an abundance of faith, and they never failed to give glory to God for such a great gift. In the end, then, that’s what faith is–a gift from God through the Holy Spirit, and when we have it, all we can do is to give thanks and praise to God. It’s obvious that not all people have faith, and we can spend a lot of time trying to figure out why they don’t without ever finding a satisfying answer among the dozens of possibilities. It does seem to be true that sometimes faith breeds faith, and some people have come to faith through the influence of others. But there isn’t a formula–faith is mysterious and defies formulaic answers. That’s why it’s even more spectacular when we have it–there’s nothing that can provide more stability as we move through times of uncertainty and despair.

Thought for the Day: I wonder why I have faith?


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