Today's devotion is from Romans 4:3-5

‘What does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.’

It pleases God when we rely on what He has done instead of placing our faith in our own efforts.

Romans 4:19-22 says that Abraham did not consider, rely on, or have faith in his own body, which was already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 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. And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.”

The Lord wants us to be dependent on His grace, not our works.

When you face situations or circumstances that are bigger than you or when you find yourself in troubled waters, DON’T look to your own ability or your own efforts… DO NOT attempt to ‘figure things out’ in your own strength, look to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith!

Put your trust in the Lord, in His ability, His wisdom, His power and in His grace towards you. Run boldly to the throne of grace and mercy and RECEIVE grace and mercy in your time of need. Your Heavenly Father will turn your test into a testimony and trial into a triumph and your reliance and your faith in the Lord will please Him.