“Have Faith in His Word”
To live by God’s word, is to have faith in His word. You cannot live by what you do not have faith in.
Many times we start off having faith in His word, but later we begin to lose faith in His word. Peter did this in Matthew 14:28-31. Jesus told Peter to come. Peter began to walk on the water to Jesus, but when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid and began to sink.
He cried out to Jesus saying, “Lord, save me.”
In verse 31 it says, “Immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”
He started out with faith in his word, but somewhere along the way he began to doubt.
To have faith in God’s word, is to have a complete trust or confidence in it.
Here is a key component to this. In God’s word, is His will. Hebrews 10:35&36 says, “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”
You must patiently wait for the fulfillment of His word in your life. This is where the struggle comes in.
Abraham had to wait for the fulfillment his word in his life, even when the odds were stacked against him. However, he kept his faith in God’s word.
Here is a word of encouragement to you that should motivate you to maintain your faith in His word.
I Kings 8:56 says, “Blessed be the Lord, that hath given rest unto His people Israel, according to all that He has promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which He promised by the hand of Moses His servant.”
He has a perfect track record. So, you can count on His word.