And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’ womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God. – Romans 4: 19-20
The circumstances of life that you face may not always correspond with what the Word of God says, or the visions God has given you. For example, someone may have prayed that God would give him a particular job in a certain organization, and may even receive a prophecy from the Spirit of God that the job is his. Then, based on that word from the Spirit, he marched confidently to the organization only to be told that the job had been taken. At such times, the thing to do is not to ask “Oh God, why?” That’s not the time to lament and pour out your frustrations; rather, it’s time to demonstrate strong faith.
Strong faith is unyielding in face of negative situations. Strong faith doesn’t stagger. It maintains the confession, in the face of staggering oppositions. Strong faith is stubborn faith. It’s like the account in the Bible where Jesus was told that his friend Lazarus was sick. Jesus assured them that Lazarus wasn’t going to die, but the man died! He was dead and buried for four days before Jesus showed up.
Now, I want you to learn from the attitude of the Master. When He got to the tomb of Lazarus, He didn’t say, “Father, why did you let Lazarus die?” rather, He said, “Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me” (John 11: 41). As far as Jesus was concerned, the Father heard Him when He said Lazarus’ sickness wasn’t unto death (John 11: 4). That the man has been buried for four days didn’t make any difference to Jesus; His confession wasn’t going to change. He called Lazarus out just as you would call someone sleeping in the next room; that’s strong faith!
Strong faith doesn’t accept “too late”. When your faith is strong, nothing will be impossible with you; you’ll not give up or cower in the face of adversity. In your fight of faith, learn to unleash your stubborn faith on those rebellious, negative circumstances. It doesn’t matter what you see, hear or feel; it doesn’t matter how negative or impossible things may look in the natural, keep confessing the Word of God! Remember, with strong faith, there’s no such thing as “too late” or “impossible”; you’ll always win.
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Dear Father, thank you for building my faith strong as I continuously hear your Word and meditate on it. I declare that there’s no hopeless situation that I can’t change for my faith is the victory that overcome every adversity. Irrespective of what I hear, see or feel, my faith in your Word is resolute and uncompromising, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Mark 11: 23; Hebrews 11: 11