Romans 4:18 - Who against hope BELIEVED in hope, that he [Abraham], might become the father of many nations, ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN, So shall thy seed be
For God's own account of Abraham and his faith, read Romans 4:18 which says that Abraham believed. What did Abraham believe? He believed "...according to that which was spoken."
Abraham did not believe according to what he could see. Abraham did not believe according to what he could feel. Abraham did not believe according to what his physical senses told him. Abraham did not even believe according to what his mind told him. Abraham believed according to what was spoken by God!
Knowing this scripture has brought me through many hard places. When opposition and contradicting circumstances have said, "No, you don't have it." I've just stood my ground, I've said from my heart, "I believe according to that which is spoken."
And "that which is spoken" is God's Word!
Confession: I believe according to that which is spoken. I believe according to that which is written. I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel. I am moved only by what I believe!