Faith Always Works!
“NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]”
(Hebrews 11:1 AMP).
Sometimes, people have a little confusion about what faith is. You hear them make statements like, “But I believed! I actually had faith, how come it didn’t work?” The truth is you actually were still in the arena of believing, and not of faith. Believing is not faith. If what you had was faith then it ought to work, for faith always works.
The Bible describes faith for us as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). That means faith calls real what you hoped for; those things you’ve been expecting, that looked so far away, have now become your present-hour possession, not because you can now physically touch them, but because faith sees them as real. Faith is the evidence that you have them now, even if they’re invisible to the physical eyes; faith is all the proof you need.
Through faith, your spirit takes a hold of something you’ve been hoping for and lays claim to it. That’s when you declare, “I got it!” From then on, never say you didn’t get it. If at the point of faith, you declared you were healed, you don’t have to keep checking your body to see whether or not the condition has changed, or whether the symptoms have disappeared. That wouldn’t be necessary, for the evidence you need to prove you’re healed is not the disappearance of the symptom, but the Word of faith in your spirit.
No one who has faith should say “I don’t know why it’s not working.” Thinking that way is proof that it wasn’t faith. Faith isn’t when you’re trying to believe for something; rather, it’s the acknowledgement that what you’ve been hoping for has become yours. It doesn’t matter if your physical eyes can’t see it; what matters is the reality of it in your spirit.
My faith is alive and working.
I refuse to entertain doubts in my heart, for I know faith always works. My faith is the victory that overcomes the world, and the only proof I require to know that the things I’ve hoped for are now my present-hour possession.
Mark 11:23; 1 John 5:4; Romans 4:16-22
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: 2 Corinthians 7:2-16, Proverbs 22-23
2 Year Bible reading plan: 2Thessalonians 2:1-10, Jeremiah 26-27