|Faith begins with a total abandonment of oneself into God’s care, but our faith must be active, not passive.|
We must have full confidence that God can and will do the impossible. Yeshua said, “With God all things are possible” (Mattityahu [Matthew] 19:26). “With God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). In short, faith says, “God is enough!”
Adonai was making Abram a man of faith by leading him into an impossible situation. He wanted to hear his servant say, “Father, you led me here, and you know best. So I’m going to stand still and believe you to do the impossible. I’ll put my life in your hands, fully trusting that you won’t allow me or my family to starve. I know we’ll be preserved because you promised I would have a seed!”
Our faith is not meant to get us out of a hard place or change our painful condition. Rather, it is meant to reveal God’s faithfulness to us in the midst of our dire situation. God does at times change our trying circumstances. But more often, He doesn’t – because He wants to change us!
We simply can’t trust God’s power fully until we experience it in the midst of our crisis. This was the case with the three Hebrew children. They saw the Messiah only when they were in the midst of the fiery furnace. And Daniel experienced Adonai’s power and grace when he was thrust into the lions’ den. If they had suddenly been pulled out of their circumstances, they never would have known the full grace of God’s miracle-working power. And Adonai would not have been magnified before the ungodly.
We think we’re witnessing great miracles whenever God ends our storms and crises. But we can easily miss the lesson of faith in such times — the lesson that says God will remain faithful to us through our hard times. He wants to raise us above our trials through faith, so we can say, “My God can do the impossible. He is the deliverer, and He’s going to see me through.”
Adapted from David Wilkerson’s Daily Devotional
D’varim (Deuteronomy) 4:31
For ADONAI your God is a merciful God. He will not fail you, destroy you, or forget the covenant with your ancestors which He swore to them.
D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:9
From this you can know that ADONAI your God is indeed God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and extends grace to those who love Him and observe His mitzvot, to a thousand generations.
D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:4
The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are just. A trustworthy God who does no wrong, He is righteous and straight.
Tehillim (Psalms) 9:10
Those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You have not abandoned those who seek You, ADONAI.
Tehillim (Psalms) 117
Praise ADONAI, all you nations! Worship Him, all you peoples! For His grace has overcome us, and ADONAI’s truth continues forever. Halleluyah!
Tehillim (Psalms) 119:89-90
(Lamed) Your word continues forever, ADONAI, firmly fixed in heaven; Your faithfulness through all generations; You established the earth, and it stands.
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 49:7
Here is what ADONAI, the Redeemer of Isra’el, His Holy One, says to the One despised, whom the nations detest, to the servant of tyrants: “When kings see You, they will stand up; princes too will prostrate themselves, because of ADONAI, who is faithful, the Holy One of Isra’el, who has chosen You.”