What faith does

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that good things can happen to us. Sometimes it’s hard to see a bright future when all we’ve seen is a miserable life. Sometimes good things seem too good to be true. Sometimes misery is our number one enemy. Sometimes hope is not on the agenda of our lives. Sometimes peace is not our companion. Despite all that we have a Lord who is not the God of the sometimes but the God of all the time. He is good all the time and He is able all the time. With Him we can take a step back and rethink how we see life. It can be dismal and it can look bad but the One who can change the worst life is on our side. He is the One you should be looking at and not our situation. Faith shows us God’s reality and that is the one reality that we should be focusing on. What does it look like? It looks like the opposite of all the bad things we can imagine. It looks like the opposite of what the enemy wants us to believe. It looks good and it looks bright. It is not a picture perfect put together by the expectations of the world. It is God’s picture perfect and it can turn a bleak image into a beautiful portrait.

Today I want to remind you that sometimes life is bad but God is good all the time. A bad day or a bad month don’t make God bad. He is not the source of our problems. He is the author of our solutions. Just because we can’t see the end of the tunnel doesn’t mean that there is no end. The end of the tunnel of torment will come. You will be propelled to the end when you least expect it and faith can show you the end way before it happens. It is faith that should be drawing a picture of our reality. Imagine living a life where faith is all we know, all we see and all we go by? That life is attainable. God provides it and we can embark on it. It is a powerful journey. The journey of faith doesn’t ignore the trials but it doesn’t give them value. Faith always values God’s promises over the world’s problems. Faith sees how God can turn bad into good. Faith is an eyesight. It is the eyesight that gives you access to the world of the impossible. It gives you access to a world where God is always in control and your emotions have no control. It is also a language that contradicts the language of the world.

My recommendation is that you adopt the language of faith. Learn how to speak it fluently. Get the lingo from God’s Word. Practice speaking faith as much as possible. Remember that faith is not influenced by emotions and feelings so don’t let them get in the way. Speak above your feelings. Speak above the pain. Speak against the thoughts that are keeping you captive. Speak with authority against the army of the enemy that is trying to destroy you. Speak great things into existence. Speak miracles into your life. Speak against the storms of doubt. Speak what you want to see happen in agreement with God’s will. Just like any other language, faith has a grammatical structure. There are subjects and action verbs. The main subject is the Lord and the action verbs are verbs of confidence, verbs of power, verbs of love and verbs of accomplishment. Faith speaks in the present tense about events that are in the future. Faith sees now even though nothing is happening. Faith has the confidence that every good thing can happen. Faith doesn’t doubt and it doesn’t use the phrase “what if” unless it is in a positive context. Faith keeps every sentence God-centered, love-centered and hope-centered. Faith is an active mode. It is not passive. It is reactive and it is productive. It will always produce great fruit in our lives. Speak the language of faith more and more and become fluent. It will change the way you approach everything in life in Jesus’ name!

Suggested reading: Psalm 46:10; Hebrews 11:1; Galatians 2:16

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