“But not long after, a tempestuous head wind arose, called Euroclydon. So when the ship was caught, and could not head into the wind, we let her drive. And running under the shelter of an island called Clauda, we secured the skiff with difficulty. When they had taken it on board, they used cables to undergird the ship; and fearing lest they should run aground on the Syrtis Sands, they struck sail and so were driven. And because we were exceedingly tempest-tossed, the next day they lightened the ship. On the third day we threw the ship’s tackle overboard with our own hands. Now when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest beat on us, all hope that we would be saved was finally given up. But after long abstinence from food, then Paul stood in the midst of them and said, “Men, you should have listened to me, and not have sailed from Crete and incurred this disaster and loss. And now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me.”Acts 27:14-25
Bible Faith is having unquestionable and unshakeable trust in God that He has the will to do what He has said and that He has the power to do what He has said.
Let’s look at the first part of the definition
1. God will do what He has said.
If God says something then He will do it. That’s just the way God is. God’s doesn’t give out deceptive statements. He says exactly what He intends and desires to do. He told Abraham that He will make Him a Father of many nations. Well did He do it? He told Satan, the seed of the woman will come. Well did He come? God Almighty said, David would be King. Did David become King? Jesus said He would rise again on the third day. Well did Jesus rise again? He always keeps His Word.
“in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,”Titus 1:2
““God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”Numbers 23:19
“Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.””Jeremiah 1:12
“I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.”Psalms 138:2
God Almighty has done what He has said. God Almighty will do what He has said. He will always do what He has said. The leprous man knew Jesus had the power to heal him but he wasn’t sure if Jesus would heal him? He knew Jesus could but his concern was whether He would? Jesus stretched his hands and touched him and said Be clean. Know this for sure, If God has said it, God will surely do it. Therefore you can trust Him.
Bible Faith is unquestionable and unshakable trust in God that He has the will to do what He has said and that He is well able to do what He has said.
2. God not only has the will to do what He has said but He has the power and is well able to do what He has said.
“Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.””Genesis 18:14
Whatever God says looks impossible to be done naturally speaking. But when God says it, God will do it. Dividing the Red Sea. Making the walls of Jericho fall. Defeating Goliath. Multiplying five loaves and two fishes. Walking on water. Rising from the dead.
“But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.””Mark 10:27
Think about this, speaking to an old man Abraham, God said I will make you a father of many nations. God said it and God did it. He has the power to do what He says. He doesn’t say things to impress or entertain anyone. Today we know for a fact that Abraham is indeed the father of many nations.
3. How do you develop unshakeable and unquestionable trust in God.
Trust is built in the chambers of fellowship over a period of time. As you walk with the Lord in your daily life, in your ups and your downs and in your success and in your challenges, you will mature in your trust in Him. You will know Him in a way you have never known Him before.
“Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.”Genesis 22:2-3
Can you see how Abraham has become mature in His trust towards the Lord?The One who laughed at God’s promise of Isaac now gets up early in the morning to do what God says.
“Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you.””Matthew 17:27
Peter who hesitated to cast the nets at the word of Jesus now shows no signs of hesitation when Jesus asked Him to pay their tax money from the mouth of the fish. How come? What happened? His trust in the Lord became mature. Keep walking with the Lord and live in His presence. Your trust will develop for you will know the Lord better. You will be completely persuaded that the One who promises is well able to fulfill what He promises. Hallelujah!
You are victorious in Christ!