There are somethings in church we don’t like to admit. One of the biggest admissions is that we are struggling to actually believe for healing, for God to come through, to believe that God is going to answer our prayers, let alone do a miracle. We cover up with statements like: “if its God’s will” or “in the Lord’s time” but really what we are thinking is: “I can’t remember the last time He came through for me.”
There are three enemies of our confidence:
- Invisibility: There is always an invisible stage of faith. Our lack of seeing what is going on behind the big curtain in the sky provokes fear, control, anger, misunderstanding and ultimately comes for our confidence that God is going to heal and restore.
- Insignificance: The voice of the enemy downplays the small beginnings and movement. The enemy tries to rob us of celebrating the small wins, but small battles won lead to the whole war being won.
- Intimidation: The enemy can’t prevent God from blessing you, but he might be able to prevent you from receiving it. The enemy makes it seem like the sickness or need is too big, too impossible. If he can keep you from believing you definitely won’t be receiving.
What is it you need to believe? Has the enemy been pounding down your confidence in God and His heart for you? Are you struggling to even ask God to heal because you’ve asked for so long and nothing?
The beauty of God is He already knows just right where you are. Maybe He knows that you are even thinking that this fast is a last-ditch effort to find Him again. And He is not upset about where you are, He just wants to lift up your head and faith again and show you how much He cares about the things you care about. He wants to silence the voice of the enemy and make His voice and promises your assurance.
There was a man in the Bible who actually said to Jesus “If you can..” Jesus’ response was “If I can?” Jesus the guy who hung the stars in the sky, the one who walked on water and raised the dead… “If” is not in His vocabulary…It is only “When”.
The man quickly backed up and said I know you can (kind of) please help my unbelief.
And you know what? Jesus did help his unbelief, by healing his son. The Lord is not intimated by our lack of faith or any enemy that challenges His authority and power. He knows what He can do…and lets us know that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD.
So today if you are having a confidence crisis, just be real with God and ask Him to help your unbelief and He will.
And while you’re at it, ask Him to shoot His arrows at the enemies that are challenging and provoking and trying to steal your faith and hope.
Don’t throw away what little or big confidence you have away, it WILL BE RICHLY REWARDED. Persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will RECEIVE WHAT HE HAS PROMISED. For in just a little while. HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME & WILL NOT DELAY. Hebrews 10:35-37