No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.
Peace, joy, and prosperity belong to you
Understand the difference between faith and belief
Salvation, including his new name, was accounted to Abraham because of his faith. Faith is acting on what you believe. Belief is an assumption of truth pointed to by past experience or a source you trust. God prophesized to an old and childless man who used his faith to immediately and consistently correct people who called him Abram. Even though Gods words seemed impossible, Abraham believed God could, and would, bring it to pass. Your Bible states that “the just shall live by faith.” Knowing that we live 24-hours of every day, faith must be a way of life and “not a spare tire” put on in emergency situations.
Faith directs us to look at the unseen (the spiritual principles of God), not the seen (the trials and tribulations Christ said would be in the world). While faith does not deny adverse circumstances, it does deny the circumstances the ability to exercise power or authority over the Believer.
Scripture References: Genesis 17:5 | Hebrews 11:1 | Habakkuk 2:4 | Romans 1:17 | Hebrews 10:35-38