He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. Romans 4:20-21 NKJV
The Scripture verse above speaks of Abraham, who after many years had not yet received what God had promised to him. Despite the apparent lack of manifestation, he still believed God’s goodness was ahead of him.
Perhaps you are waiting to see God’s promised goodness in your life. I can tell you that what God has for you is not behind you or off to the side somewhere, waiting for you to chase it down; it is ahead of you!
The Israelites were deceived into thinking their goodness was behind them in Egypt. They delayed receiving God’s promise because they kept looking behind instead of pressing forward on the path of obedience and trust.
Then, when they tired of waiting for Moses to return from the mountain, they attempted to create their own good thing by forging a golden idol and having a party. As a result of their disobedience, many people lost their lives.
Don’t be deceived: God is a good God. You don’t need to make good things happen in your own strength. God’s goodness is not behind you; it’s ahead of you. The Bible says, “Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights” (James 1:16-17 NKJV).
Do not waiver at the promise of God through unbelief, but be strengthened in faith. Believe and trust in the goodness of God that is ahead, and then press forward into all He has for you.
Confession: I choose today to stand strong in faith and to turn my back on unbelief. I face the future knowing God is able to perform what He has promised, and I press forward now into all the goodness that lies before me.
Author: Jerry Savelle