Consider ABRAHAM;” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding THE PROMISE OF GOD, but was STRENGTHENED IN HIS FAITH and GAVE GLORY TO GOD, being fully persuaded that God had power TO DO WHAT HE HAD PROMISED.“-{Rom 4;19-21}.

Note he did not waver in UNBELIEF, but was strengthened by the PROMISE of GOD. He had a good look at his body and SARAH’S and the conclusion was it could not happen… if we only read this far in the passage we will come up with the wrong conclusion about GOD! This is often where we fail and stop and conclude wrongly about God and in essence take His Name in vain, which is to use it in a means not true of Him, to defame, dishonor Him!  Just like the disciples in John 6:1-5 we calculate what we can do {self-reliance,} and if we cannot see how it can be done, we wrongly conclude- It cannot be done… Why not? Because we say so! And stop there. We EXCLUDE THE LORD… but just as in John 6:6 says “He TESTED them BUT He HIMSELF… KNEW…. WHAT…. HE WAS…GOING TO…DO!” He tested them, they ended with… themselves… their reasoning…. their own understanding… and they missed HIM. it was not the first time they had seen Him meet… just like you and me, have we not seen Him meet us before? Countless times. We have to ask His Holy Spirit to remind us… and times and situations come to mind from recent as today to years ago of HIS FAITHFULNESS.

In every test remember “HE HIMSELF KNOWS WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO! -{ John 6:6 a good verse for you to memorize and meditate upon and look to Him by faith to DO so}.

But Abraham did not stop with his looking at his state and Sarah’s as though that was the end… he ended with GOD in his circumstances and in particular what GOD had PROMISED. He was walking, living moment by moment by faith in his Faithful God and not by what he saw, but by what… HE… SAID…! -{Read 2 Cor 5:7}. Abraham before the disciples too was tested, and he had seen God work and he looked and concluded GOD WOULD DO WHAT HE PROMISED… AND IT LED TO HIM…. GIVING GLORY TO GOD… IN HIS TESTING!

Both Abraham and the disciples were Tested… Both Looked… Both Concluded… One Left the LORD out of the Equation… One  LOOKED to Him in the equation and GLORIFIED GOD!

You and I too are TESTED… AND we too Calculate, evaluate, conclude… to EXCLUDE Him believing we are all knowing, wiser, or we INCLUDE HIM and Look to Him by faith to do what He alone can do… and we glorify Him by trusting Him to fulfill, not our wishes but HIS PROMISES!

Live by What He SAYS… REMIND Him of what He says {That is not for His sake, but for yours}…,BANK on What He Says!  CASH in HIS Promises!

“God has given us PRECIOUS and MAGNIFICENT PROMISES”… to USE…{Read 2 Peter 1:4}

We have the “GOD OF HEAVEN” as the GUARANTOR They Will Be HONORED!