And he [Abram] believed in (trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord, and He counted it to him as righteousness (right standing with God)”. Genesis 15:6 (AMP)
God is good and because of His goodness, all of His thoughts, words, and actions are overflowing with kind intentions towards you. He never changes. He cannot lie, nor would He ever mislead you in any way.
It can be difficult to trust in that truth at times, wondering, is He really there? Does He see what I am going through, and if so, does He care? Within that kind of uncertainty we may hang on in fear to all that concerns or consume us, unable to let go and embrace the help He is offering. However, His strong right arm is always at the ready to pull us out of whatever mess we find ourselves in. His heart’s desire is to place us on the solid ground of His nature, character, and the promises found in the centre of His divine and perfect will. Yet, despite all of those promises, we may be tempted to hold tight to the edge of that cliff even still.
Dear heart, if you cannot completely trust and believe in God’s faithfulness for yourself today, look back to the ones like Abram and Sarah—those who have gone before you and who held on to the promises given, with faith-filled hope, despite the seemingly improbable impossibilities. Or like Peter who stepped away from the stirred-up seas in the midst of the storm, and stepped towards the beckoning arms of His salvation, found in Jesus, His Saviour and Friend. And the Apostle Paul, who said from his prison cell…these chains around me, have nothing on me, for Christ in me has set me free!
Their stories are our stories. Their history laying the firm foundation of faith that we can stand on now. As they placed their hope, and trust in the One Who is faithful and true, they showed us exactly what to do!
Oh, precious one, you must know that this very same mountain moving God is the One Who is looking out for, and looking after you!
Lord, Your Word is filled with stories of Your magnificent power; Your saving grace; Your strong right hand leading people out of all they should be led away from, and placed securely in the centre of Your divine will.
Would you come today into my life Abba Father, and would You do for me what You have always done throughout history—save, heal, deliver, and set free?
You know the things that hem me in and hold me back. You alone know how much I long to be free. Come in the miracles of Your might. Flood my life with Your redeeming Light.
I hold on to You my Hero-God. I stand firm in the truth of Who You are.