Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. -Hebrews 11:1 (NASB)

We walk by faith, not by sight. -2 Corinthians 5:7 (NASB)

You can’t live in defeat if you believe He hears your heartfelt prayers. Instead, prepare to receive His blessings, because you trust He will come through!

We all have our trials, to us seemingly without an end in sight, but (as an inspirational quote said) we should not confuse our path with our destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean you’re not headed for sunshine.

The enemy would have you believe you deserve no better than your tough current circumstances, and that you’re trapped. That hope is a waste of time. That nothing your flesh mind can make sense of the circumstance would merit any better outcome.

Don’t believe it. God is beyond our understanding, beyond our ways. Believe He wants the best for you, that He has blessings even in these trials, and that the best He has for you is yet to come. If you truly trust Him, then you have at least a glowing ember of peace in your heart, KNOWING (not wishing) that He will provide your breakthrough.

I’ve said it before, but it helps me immensely to remind myself that each new day is one day closer to answered prayers. So, pray your heart without ceasing. Trust Him and His provision more than your weak flesh, which forecasts doom and gloom.

As Pastor Steven Furtick put it, referring to the seven-day march around Jericho: don’t quit, because you may be on your sixth lap and not even know it. He wants you to focus less on the outcome and more on the obedient march!