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“So, when God told Abraham that he would give him a son who would have many descendants and become a great nation, Abraham believed God even though such a promise just couldn’t come to pass! 19 And because his faith was strong, he didn’t worry about the fact that he was too old to be a father at the age of one hundred, and that Sarah his wife, at ninety, was also much too old to have a baby. 20 But Abraham never doubted. He believed God, for his faith and trust grew ever stronger, and he praised God for this blessing even before it happened. 21 He was completely sure that God was well able to do anything he promised.” (Romans 4:18-21, TLB)

The first part of verse 18 in the NLT version says: “Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping.” Have you ever had those situations in life when it seemed like there was no reason to hope? You know what God’s promises are but everything around you seemed to be going against it?

I’m sure many of you, if not all of you, reading this have been there at some point in your life. The key to plowing forward is refusing unbelief. We sometimes tend, or at least I do, to lean more towards the realistic side of things rather than the spiritual side. There are times when we have to ignore what we see with our natural eyes and see what is happening in the spiritual realm.

Abraham was completely sure that God was well able to do anything He promised. If God has promised you something, He is well able to follow through. He’s not human, sometimes we may promise something that we can’t follow through on due to circumstances. God doesn’t operate the way we sometimes do. If He promised it, He is able to fulfill. Our job is to refuse unbelief and keep plowing forward.

I believe the key to many of our victories is kicking unbelief to the curb. It’s time to start believing, without a doubt, that God’s promises in your life will come to pass.

Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.

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