Believing What We Don’t See
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen – Hebrews 11:1.
Faith can either be negative or positive; positive faith is when one believes they will come out with victory, whereas negative faith says you’re not coming out; you will be like this always.
There was a woman with an issue of blood for twelve years; she heard that Jesus was in her town, and she went in faith, saying to herself if she could touch the hem of His garment, she would be made whole. She felt what was going on in her body, but she had faith in seeing herself being made whole.
She had faith to believe she would receive what she needed. When we find ourselves in a time of trial, we need not just look at where we are and what is happening at that moment. Instead, we need to see ourselves and our circumstances through the eye of faith.
When going through a fiery trial, we must keep our focus on the Lord and the Word of God; if not, we will faint. Trials don’t come to destroy us but to strengthen our faith and our commitment to the Lord. This woman was a walking miracle; she should have died, but God allowed her to meet His Son, and with faith, she was healed.
She did not allow her circumstances to dictate her outcome. She believed that if she touched His garment, she would be healed. When going through different circumstances and challenges, we must remember that God is in control and has our best interests at heart. In everything we go through, the Lord is with us as we invite Him to come in.
As Christians, we have an Adversary, and he comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but he can’t do anything unless he gets permission from God. God will allow the trial, but He will never give Satan permission to destroy you.
As Christians, we must fight the good fight of faith, meaning whatever we’re going through will not stop us from praying, fasting, reading God’s Word, and believing it for our circumstances. Whenever there is an impossible situation, God makes it possible.
Joseph could have lost faith in God when his brothers threw him in a pit then sold him to Midianites who sold him Potiphar. Potiphar’s wife lied on him, and he was sent to prison. Joseph had enough going on in his life to have lost his faith, but instead, he stayed faithful to God, and his faithfulness caused him to become the governor of Babylon.
God still answers prayers, so don’t lose faith. Sometimes Christians are hit with one trial after another; this does not mean God does not love you or He’s not concerned about what you’re going through. When this happens, it is time to increase your prayer, fasting, and reading God’s Word, keeping your mind and spirit sensitive to His voice and His leading.
Your spiritual growth comes with fighting to go where God has for you. Whatever God has promised you, there will be giants to try to keep you from reaching your promise. Just as God had promised the Israelites a land flowing with milk and honey, they had to fight for what God had promised them.
Keep your focus on what you have prayed for; remember you have someone walking with you to reach your destiny. The God you serve neither slumber nor sleep. He has never lost a battle. If you can think it, dream it, God can create it!