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Davidisms: The Two Greatest Faith Killers - Feelings and Circumstances

“Abraham did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb. No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised” (Romans 4:19-21).

Too often we define and believe in God’s promises depending on how we feel. Or, on what’s going on around us, our circumstances.

When we do so, danger lurks ahead.

Why? Because the two greatest faith killers are feelings and circumstances.

If we feel badly, our faith falters.

If our circumstances are poor, our faith lessens.

We should look to Abraham’s faith as an example for us all. God promised Abraham that he would give him a son. Abraham had to wait 25 years, but he remained in faith until God fulfilled his promise.

Yet despite his feelings and circumstances, Abraham’s faith grew strong. And never abated.

Abraham didn’t look at the age of his or Sarah’s body. Or his feelings. Instead, he believed God’s promise no matter what - the sign of a true and living faith.

Let’s follow the example of Abraham, the Father of All Nations. No matter our feelings or circumstances, let our faith grow strong.

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