“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. That is why his faith
was ‘counted to him as righteousness.’”
A veteran from the US Navy came into our shop, and he said, “I was in the helicopter division, and we ran sonar. Our sonar was so good that we could tell the make and model of every ship and sub just by the screws and rivets they would use.”
I said, “They can do that now!”
“Shoot bud, we were doing that before the sixties.”
I’m thinking to myself, “Just by the screws and rivets? They can interpret the vibrations of each ship and tell the location, make, and model! Man, we’ve got a sweet military!” At that moment I just praised God for the country we live in and the blessing that God has given us in protection, security, and safety by our armed forces.
Now the Bible tells us that Abraham grew strong in his faith because he gave glory to God. Think about it. When that veteran shared with me, I knew that our military’s strong. But after he shared that story, I personally believe we’ve got the best military on the planet, and that they are a force not to be trifled with…ever.
What happens when we see God’s ability? It strengthens our faith. Worry, fear, and white-knuckle struggles evaporate in the shadow of the promises of God. You don’t worry about the bills when you give glory to the God who has the power to make the sun rise and set. Abraham became the father of many nations with a body that he reckoned as dead, and a wife whose womb was barren. But the promise of God made it happen when Abe was a hundred years old.
By Aaron F. Jeffers