He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith-.-.-.-and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. —Romans 4:20-21
The word translated “stagger” from the Greek means to “doubt or hesitate.” Abraham did not slide back and forth between faith and fear—two mutually exclusive expectations. You cannot have faith and fear in the same heart. One drives out the other. You do not have to rebuke fear or overcome fear. Have faith in God and fear not.
Abraham was fully persuaded. Some Christians are not fully persuaded about anything—that their spouse is the right one, that their church is the right one, or their choice for lunch is the right one.
Stop wading in the shallow flatlands of weak spiritual experience and launch out into the deep. Be fully persuaded that the God you serve is able to perform what He has promised!
Lord, I am persuaded that You are able to save
my lost loved ones. Lord, I am persuaded
that Your plans for me are good and
not evil. Lord, I am persuaded that
You will protect me from all harm.