Romans 4:20-22 He [Abraham] did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully persuaded that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
Some people think they have faith in Jesus and the Bible, but their faith is only in the realm of their mind. This is called head faith. It is a ‘shaky’ faith that seeks after reason to appease the natural mind. It is a faith without power.
But the type of faith that Abraham possessed was heart faith. This is an unwavering faith that is fully convinced God is able to perform what He has promised despite no evidence to support it!
Thomas, however, is an example of head faith.
When he heard that Jesus was resurrected from the dead, he found it very difficult to believe that his Master was really alive. Jesus had promised this, but head faith struggles to be convinced because it goes against natural laws and common sense. All his physical senses and human reasoning told him that Jesus died (John 20:24-29). His natural, human faith said “It is impossible for a dead man to come back to life. I’m not going to believe it unless I can see and feel Jesus for myself.”
This is not real faith. Real faith is based on hearing and not seeing in the natural (2 Corinthians 5:7, Romans 10:17).
What we all need is the unwavering faith of Abraham – heart faith. Abraham put faith in what God said and elevated this above his natural physical senses, his emotions, his feelings and the prevailing culture of the day.
The daily deposit of God’s Word is what builds a solid, layer upon layer foundation of unwavering faith in your heart, where you become fully persuaded in the ability of God to perform what He has promised.
Ephesians 3:20 says “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…”
God is able to do immeasurably more than your limited mind can imagine. That’s why you need to come to God with faith in the heart. Despite the limitations of the mind, you still have a big heart full of faith that can believe God even when it exceeds the capacity of your mind!
Although Abraham was old and childless, he refused to be convinced by what his mind and natural body were telling him. He just believed what God said. “For I have made you a father of many nations” (Romans 4:16-17). That was more than enough for him.
This is how to develop an unwavering faith that is fully persuaded.
It is a fully persuaded faith that will move mountains; heal the sick; casts out demons and see all the promises of God coming to pass in your life.