He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God. Romans 4:20 (NKJV)
A number of times Jesus rebuked the disciples and the Jews that “oh you of little faith”. He didn’t mean that their faith was small in size or magnitude because at one time He said all they needed was faith as small as a mustard seed!
Little faith is one that easily gives up in the face of contradicting symptoms or circumstances. On the other hand great faith or rock solid unshakable faith is one that outlives and outlasts all contradictions.
This rock solid unshakable faith is referred to in our theme Scripture as strong faith. It is the kind of faith that doesn’t stagger at the promise of God.
The promise of God is the Word of God.
Rock solid unshakable faith is faith that keeps focused on what God has said as the truth no matter how the situation contrastingly looks.
Our theme verse is part of the account of Abraham who stood steadfastly on this rock solid unshakable faith and received what God promised. Romans 4:17- 21.
God who calls things which be not as though they were, told Abraham “I have made you a father of many nations” This is a man whose body was dead as far as having children was concerned being about a hundred years old and also his wife Sarah was barren.
In spite of the negative opposing conditions Abraham chose to side with what God said. He believed where according to natural, physical and sensual evidence it wasn’t reasonable to believe. Then after he witnessed come to pass what God had promised. He and Sarah had a child in their old age. How could Abraham do this? What made him not stagger at the promise of God through unbelief?
The last part of Romans 4:20 says “but was strong in faith, giving glory to God”. Abraham’s strong, un staggering, solid rock, unshakable faith was a result of giving glory to God. Abraham gave glory to God. He didn’t wait to do it after God’s promise had come to pass but did it before.
Start giving glory to God for what He has promised or spoken in His Word concerning you and that condition or circumstance you’re facing. Continue giving glory to God even if you haven’t seen or felt anything in the affirmative. Give glory to God for what you are believing Him for even when nothing seems to have changed for the better.
That’s rock solid unshakable faith.