Regardless of Circumstances
Faith is believing God regardless of what the circumstances say. We must only see ourselves the way God promises, not the way things currently are.
When everything seemed contrary to what God had promised, Abraham still continued to believe God anyway. You can to! “Abraham’s faith never became weak, not even when he was nearly 100 years old. He knew he was almost dead and that his wife Sarah could not have children. But Abraham never doubted or questioned God’s promise” (Romans 4:19-20, CEV).
Every hero of faith acted with no natural evidence to expect a good outcome. Their only evidence was what God promised them. The Word of God was their only reason for expecting the thing God had promised. So be warned that we will miss our answer to prayers if we allow our symptoms and feelings and false evidence to hinder us from expecting what God’s Word promises.
Noah was “warned (or informed) of things not seen as yet” and believed God (Hebrews 11:7). You too are “informed of things not seen as yet” when Jesus told you, “ask and you shall receive; all things are possible to him that believes; nothing shall be impossible unto you,” and so forth.
Faith and prayer will move mountains (Mark 11:23), but faithless prayer will not even move a speck of dust. Faith needs prayer to release its power, and prayer needs faith in order to work and receive what can’t be seen or experienced as yet.
Always remember that until a person knows God’s Will, he has no basis for faith, because faith is expecting God to do what we know it is His Will to do. Let the powerful words of Jesus regarding believing, asking, and receiving convince you beyond a shadow-of-a-doubt that it is always God’s Will to answer your prayers based on what He has promised to do for everyone who asks in faith.
Keep moving mountains with your faith!