We are called to walk by faith and the Bible says that faith is a fight. That means we will go through many tests and trials in life. You may be in a battle right now.
You could be contending for your health, you might be fighting for finances to pay off debts. You may be battling over family or ministry. Perhaps your struggle is with work.
GET YOUR WORD
The first step towards winning any faith battle is to get chapter and verse. Every time the enemy attacks, you need a word from the Lord. If you’re believing to achieve big goals, you need a scripture to stand on.
Trying to fight a spiritual battle without a word would be a like a soldier going to war without a weapon. Ephesians 6 says our sword is His word. That is how we get the victory.
If you are going through a tough time, ask God for a specific scripture for this season. Open your Bible and browse. Listen to the Lord as you flick through the pages until you reach a verse that makes you jump inside.
If you’re fighting over finances, it could be, “My God shall supply all your needs.” If you’re contending for your health, it may be “By His stripes, we are healed.” Once you have received a word, pray it, think it & believe it!
Very often, we hear a message in church and feel full of faith. We are strong when we are praying. Then doubts and fears creep in and we churn inside. All the faith we had dwindles and we feel worried.
James 1:6-8 says, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord…”
Doubt makes our prayers powerless. We need to drive doubt out of our lives so that we can win every fight of faith. I want to give you a few pointers for dealing with doubt and fear.
When worries or fears try to creep in, make a decision to dwell on God’s word instead. Give your concerns one by one to the Lord in prayer (see 1 Peter 5:7). After you have laid down the load, picture His promises coming to pass.
If you find yourself awake at night, disturbed by doubts or full of fear, stop your thoughts in their tracks (see 2 Corinthians 10:5). Give your fears to the Lord, and then instead, meditate on the word – the Bible verse you got from God. Start to speak out His promise to you.
Then, in the midst of the battle remind yourself of every time God has come through for you. Recount every testimony you have heard from others. Think about the goodness of God. This will help to build up your faith again.
Romans 10:9 shows us that faith is of the heart. When our hearts are hurting, it is hard to believe that the best will come to pass. I encourage you to read our books and come to Healed for Life. God will do more than you could ask or imagine and you will be more able to rise up strong.