Many of you will remember the old hymn; Only Believe, all things are possible, Only Believe. We hear this same message repeatedly in the bible as we read it. As I was searching, some form of believe showed up in the bible 270 times.
Dictionary.com defines the word believe, (verb without object); to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so. And with object: to have confidence or faith in the truth of (a positive assertion, story, etc.); give credence to. I think you get the drift here.
Psalm 27:13, David penned these words; I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Isaiah 43:10 says, “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.”
Since the Kingdom of God is based on belief, you can see how important it is to do just that. If satan can convince you that it won’t happen for you, if he can cast doubt and unbelief into your heart, you simply won’t see your miracle manifest. Below are some examples to base this on.
Matthew 8:13, Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
Matthew 9:28-30a, And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” And their eyes were opened.
If you’re standing in faith for something, these are the stories you should be reading. These accounts and events build faith because you can be assured of this one thing, if Jesus did it and told us to do it, the only ingredient needed to get your end result is BELIEF. Not in our ability, but in the finished work of Jesus Christ. He has equipped us and given us the power but even with all of that, belief is the key ingredient.
Father, I believe, help my unbelief. I will not entertain failure, for I know and You said that whatever I put my hands to will prosper! You are well able to keep what I’ve committed to You. Your power is limitless. Your love is unending. My future does not rest in the hands of man, but in the hand of a Mighty God. Nothing’s too hard for You so nothing’s too hard for me when I place my trust in You. Each battle causes me to grow stronger. I overcome by the Blood and the Word, those two things are powerful ingredients. I set my eyes on You Jesus, for it’s in Your name, the Name above all names I pray this, Amen.