“No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God.” (Romans 4:20)
When facing a daunting challenge ahead, we have two choices – to press on with faith or to give up in unbelief.
I remember one of our pastors from Mindanao giving his testimony of God’s faithfulness. He and his wife have been praying for a baby for years. They wanted to enjoy the first couple of years of their marriage so they felt it was fine not to have a child yet. But as year 3 came, they realized that it wasn’t happening. Year 4 and 5 came and they were getting worried regarding what might be the concern.
Year 6 and 7 came and still no baby. At this point, when you go through this type of situation, what do you do? Do you accept that it’s the will of God or continue persevering in faith? For my two friends, they kept trusting God.
Similar to Romans 4:20, they stayed the course and allowed “no unbelief to make them waver concerning the promise of God.”
And here’s an important truth:
“A promise is only as good as the person who makes the promise.” (Dare To Believe Manual)
Because God said it, then that settles it!
If you have a promise from God, hold on to it. Don’t let go. Keep on keeping on because He who promised is faithful.
What happened after year 9? My friends got their answer to prayer. Baby Rania was born.
I can’t explain why Rania came on the 9th year of their marriage. Some answers to prayer come on the 5th or 9th or 15th year. But as you go through the journey, embrace the process for God is bringing about something you and I may not fully understand at the moment. But in time, we will realize that God makes all things beautiful in His time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)