24) The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” (NLT)
Have you ever found yourself, believing God and crying at the same time? Standing between Faith and Failure, Doubt and Desire, Quitting and Conquering? When you find yourself in the Faith cross road, you must remind yourself that you are in the perfect place for God to turn your situation around in your favor. Most times, when we find ourselves locked in the middle of our circumstances and changes, we can link the dilemma to something that is dear to our hearts, i.e. our children, jobs, spouses, relationships, our ministries, etc. When your heart is pressed with the decision to Trust God or not, somehow we find ourselves crying out …I Believe God, in spite of what it feels or looks like; our spirit man, will not allow us to faint in our days of adversity. Just like this Father who was shattered by the condition of his child, Jesus asked him one question: “How long has this been happening? He was not questioning the parent because He did not know, Jesus wanted to hear how long had they been struggling in their Faith? The Father replied, since he was a child! Then he said, have mercy on us and help us if you can. Jesus comment was life changing: “Anything is possible if a person believes.” The scripture says the Father “Instantly” cried out!
I want to encourage you in your Faith walk that one instant cry of belief will shift your entire life.
Key #1 When you brought your problem to Jesus, you can Trust Him with it.
Key #2 Remove your emotions from the problem because it is delaying the process.
Key #3 Never be ashamed to bring your crisis to your God.
Key #4 Shift your perception, do not magnify your crisis larger than your answer.
Key #5 It only takes a decision to believe God.
Key #6 God only sees your life futuristically, so you need to confess the change you want to see.
Final Key: Your belief in God should never be predicated on how you feel. Often, when you are waiting for the circumstance to change it get worse before it gets better.
You must be determined that in 2017 you will Believe God, practice your daily confession, Matthew 19:26 “with God all things are possible” you are setting the standard for the rest of your year and the years to come, you are shifting your faith to another level. So put your hope in God and anchor your faith and say I BELIEVE GOD…
B.E.L.I.E.V.E ~ BECAUSE EMMANUEL LIVES I EXPECT VICTORY (in) EVERYTHING
Pastor Clinton House