Luke 8:41-42, 49-50
And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, …: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house: For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying… *While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master. But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
Faith welcomes Jesus into your life and situation to do His work. On the other hand, fear causes you to doubt Jesus and stands as an obstacle to allowing Him do what He wants to do in your life. Faith pleases God and fear pleases the devil. Who do you want to please in your life today? As God is out to strengthen your faith by sending you signals from His Word and His Spirit, the devil is out to weaken your faith by sending you signals from the world around you and from your senses. We walk by faith and not by sight. We are not ruled by our senses but are ruled by our spirits.
The ten spies judged by what their eyes saw and so they doubted God’s promises and brought an evil report to the children of Israel, Num.13:26- 33. All who doubted missed out on entering the land that God had promised them. Fear and doubt are out to keep you from entering the promises of God for your life. The Word of God will not profit you when you allow doubt to rise in your heart.
Beloved, do not stop trusting God because the signs and symptoms are changing. The moment you sense fear or doubt in your heart, take authority over it and destroy it immediately. Do not let it grow. Starve your doubts and feed your faith. Remind yourself of the Word of God and keep declaring it and praying in line with it. The just shall live by faith; if you draw back, God will not have pleasure in you (Heb.10:38). Don’t bother about how God is going to do it. Just believe in Him.
PRAYER FOCUS: Heavenly Father, I receive grace to take authority over doubt and fear and to keep believing your Word always.