"don't waver"

"He did not waver in unbelief at God’s promise but was strengthened in his faith and gave Glory to God." Romans 4:20

 

This verse is speaking of our friend Abraham in the Old Testament. From reading this text you would think of Abraham as a pillar of faith and strength. You might consider him to be a perfect individual who demonstrated such faith that it would be impossible for you to imitate because you are too well aware of your weakness, your momentary doubts, or your occasional struggles with standing on Gods word; but if that is your conclusion you are wrong. Abraham lied to protect himself when he didn’t need to. He actually told people that his wife was his sister because he was afraid that Sarah's beauty might make some men want to kill him to take her for themselves. Really Abraham? Imagine what Sarah was thinking! Talk about hubby being in the doghouse! Yet scripture says Abraham did not waver in unbelief! To not waver doesn’t mean you won't stumble and fall or struggle with circumstances. It simply means that when you stumble you get back up. When you struggle with circumstances, you hang on until it passes. You won't always look heroic but that doesn’t mean you have given up or are wavering. So my friends, don’t waver; God is still writing your story.