Today’s Inspiration: “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.” Romans 4:20-21 NKJV. The prayer of righteousness is believing in God’s promises by faith. The greatest obstacle to faith is discouragement. How did Abraham become the father of faith for all nations? He believed God and did not waver in fear, doubt or unbelief of God’s word and promises despite the length of time. For Abraham, it was yes and Amen daily giving thanks and glory to God despite not seeing yet believing. 2 Corinthians 1:20. And God was no respecter of man or timing, and it was a divine miracle when he received Isaac, the joy and laughter of his life.
Unanswered prayer doesn’t undermine God’s power, authority and promises for us, on the contrary through trials it builds perseverance, character and hope in God in us, through Christ Jesus the joy of our salvation and the hope of glory for our latter days. Romans 5:1-5. Do not dwell on disappointment but dwell on developing your relationship with God, focusing on His Word and meditate in His promises for us. Abraham didn’t have the physical Torah like us but he was focused on his appointments not disappointments, to build an army, to tend the flocks and to flourish whatever God puts in his hands to be fruitful by faith. Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise. Hebrews 10:35-36. Praise God!
Prayer: O Lord my God, I thank you for all the test, trials and tribulations in my life for they helped me draw closer, deeper and stronger in dependency on you. My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Everyday I am created for your signs and wonders like Israel and Jerusalem, the apple of your eye. My hope is in you and I believe I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, in Jesus' Name, Amen.