Faith Is Confidence
What is prayer but the promise pleaded? A promise, so to speak, is the raw material of prayer. The promise is the power of prayer. Shall God Almighty fail in His promise? No! He will move heaven and earth, and shake the universe rather than be behindhand with His Word. There can never be presumption in humbly believing God; there may be a great deal of it in daring to question His Word. We are not likely to err in trusting His promise too far. Our failure lies in want of faith, not in excess of it. It would be hard to believe God too much; it is dreadfully common to believe Him too little.
Every promise of God rests upon four pillars, each one as strong as the pillars of heaven:
• His justice and holiness, which will not suffer Him to deceive.
• His grace and goodness, which will not suffer Him to forget His Word and promises.
• His Truth, which will not suffer Him to change.
• His power, which makes Him able to perform and accomplish all He has promised.