ALIVE WORD: Dare to believe God! – Part 1

The Richardsons

“Is there any thing too hard for the Lord?”–Genesis 18:14a

Many of you today truly love the Lord. You pray and you know the Word of God. What is that thing that you’ve been waiting for God to manifest in your life or on your behalf? What is that situation in which you’ve been waiting and praying to see a change? What is that area where you’ve been crying out to God because you desperately need a breakthrough? Whatever the need is in your life today, I’m here to challenge you to dare to believe God.

God knows exactly what He is doing when he allows each challenge to come your way. Remember that as a child of God, nothing can happen to you unless God allows it. The difficulty may be coming from the enemy or through your enemies, but God allows it. Sometimes it may seem as if you’re doing all you know to do, and you’re still in the midst of the fire. Don’t bend—don’t bow to the enemy—and you will not burn. Dare to believe God today. Know that this trial did not come to destroy you or to pull you under. God has allowed it for you to see how great a God He is.

Some of you today are in dire financial situations. Others face family difficulties or the need for healing in their bodies. Whatever your situation is, remember that the God we serve is an awesome God. He has never lost a battle. The battle that stands before you today isn’t yours, but it belongs to God. God is able to deliver you just as He delivered Daniel from the lions’ den, just as He took Joseph out of the pit and placed him in the palace. You are on the brink of a miracle. But you must begin to see it in your spirit and believe that it’s possible.

It doesn’t matter what your family or your friends have said. What really matters is what God has said about you. For those of you who feel today like you’re all alone in this battle, God says in Isaiah 43:2, “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”

Be encouraged today, God is with you. It may feel like He’s forgotten you or that He’s on vacation, but don’t rely on your feelings—rely on your faith in a faithful God. Our God is a God who cannot lie. You will not die, but you will live and declare the works of the Lord. You will not be made ashamed. God will deliver you. The money that you so desperately need will be provided, even if God has to send it on an eagle’s wings. God is never late; He is always on time.

Things may look dark or seem impossible, but with God all things are possible. I challenge you today to take God at His Word. Look in the Word of God and see what He says about the need that you face right now. Read the words aloud. Sometimes we need to hear ourselves saying what the Word of God say. We often know the scriptures in our heads, but until they reach our spirits they don’t bring forth fruit. Stop praying the problems and pray the Word of God. Offer thanksgiving and praise unto God using the Word of God. He promised that He will hasten His Word to perform it. His Word will not return to Him void.

Dare to believe God today. You may be in a situation like that of Job. Maybe, while you were in the midst of what you thought was the worst trial, more fuel was added and the fire got even hotter. Remember that the hotter the fire, the greater the manifestation of God’s glory in your life will be when you come through. The bigger the test, the greater the testimony. The bigger the mess, the greater the message.

Allow the Holy Spirit in you to show you how God is delivering you. You must see yourself coming through the fire and not being burned. Stop thinking about breaking down—you’re about to have a breakthrough.

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5 Comments

  1. August 23, 2010

    Seems to me that the Richardsons are getting better and better; I hope it has something to do with our encouraging thanks to them.

    God taught me to believe Him, to have no doubt in His ability in my Life, as He blesses me with peace and joy–the strength of Life–that takes over for me, during the dark hours I must face in my Life. With the strength of peace and joy I learn to be patient, to wait on God’s time, the time He has planned to manifest deliverance to me.

    The problem is that we do not want to undergo the sacrifice, but deliverance does not come without the sacrifice, and the sacrifice involves pain and suffering. Sometimes God will manifest His Love immediately, like during the time Jesus was here on earth. But the Father had to execute His authority through His Son, right away, that witnesses might observe and believe.

    Today God’s work is done in us and through us, by the Power of His Holy Spirit and through faith in Jesus Christ. And faith is also patience. Are you carrying a heavy load? Jesus says, “Come to me and I will give you rest” But He does not mean that He is going to carry that heavy load for you; He means that He will teach you how to carry that load and to overcome the pain of it, until you have reached your destiny.

    It is always for the same purpose, God works with us that we might give Him the glory, the honor, the credit, and the praise. He loves us, and if He notices that we are taking the honor for ourselves, He knows who is responsible for our selfish attitude or conducts, but we will have to suffer the consequences of His training and disciplining–like Job, for example.

    After you have been through a few dark hours, and then you finally wake up and realize that there is light of day all around, you are bound to ask yourself, how did I do it?

    Then a small voice of faith will tell you, you did not do it, I did it through you and in you. You will know that God is working in your Life because of His Love for you, and you will desire to tell the world that you believe God. Who can disagree with that?

  2. Watcher
    August 23, 2010

    Always looks forward to you inspirational and Alive Word.

    Keep writing these good articles. The best is about “Our Father” (Daddy) who art in Heaven.

  3. Proud
    August 23, 2010

    AMEN!

  4. wisdom
    August 23, 2010

    Just to add a nugget of truth.God answers prayers according to his protocol, Mat. 6 And when you pray go to your room shut the door and your Father which sees in secret will reward you openly, ask GOD to open your eyes to see his wisdom in that and do it. Also he says, when you pray say “Our Father” like daddy, so therefore prayer is about acknowleging the fatherhood of God as he listens to his child, You see, he already knows what you have need of before you ask, but he wants a relationship with you, and so prayer in this case must be done in private, for the provisional purity of those prayers to be answered. Therefore your prayer time should be a pleasurable moment, between you and your Heavenly Father. Happy praying! =:}

  5. Blessings
    August 23, 2010

    Thank you Lord, I needed that word of reassurance

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