To The Bible: Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
It was the morning of her first paper, but Abigail wasn’t herself. Though she had confidently prepared for the exam, she woke up that morning feeling a headache. At first, she ignored it, but when it persisted, she placed a hand on her head and commanded the headache to leave in Jesus’ Name. To her surprise, the ache became worse after a few minutes. At school, her friends petted her and asked if she’d be able to take the exam. “Yes, I will. The headache can’t stop me; I’ve told it to leave,” she declared boldly. Indeed, her words came to pass. She fully regained herself just before the paper began.
Unlike Abigail, some believers easily lose heart and allow fear to take hold of them when the change they desire isn’t forthcoming. Abigail stood her ground against the headache. She maintained her confession even when negative thoughts and unpleasant pictures flashed across her mind.
I encourage you never to give in, irrespective of the ordeal you may be facing. Your faith is the victory that overcomes the world. In Mark 9:23, Jesus said, “…Anything is possible for someone who has faith!” (CEV). Your faith-filled words will prevail. Even if things seem not to be working out despite your declarations, don’t say, “O God, why me?” Rather, keep proclaiming your victory, and you’ll go through successfully!
Go Deeper: 2 Samuel 22:35, 40
Victory is mine always, because I dwell in Christ Jesus. I refuse to accommodate fear or doubt in my heart. I’m filled with the Word of God. And as I release my faith through words, situations are turning around for my good, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Find out what the Word says about the peculiar issue you need to settle. Then meditate on that word.