ARTICLES & DEVOTIONS >> WHEN FAITH
When Faith Says Yes!
- Michele Washam
times have you prayed for something or someone and found
yourself at the top of the mountain because your faith
has guaranteed you the perfect answer only to wake up one day
and feel like you’re in a valley of which there is no getting
out? You pray and praise and pray and believe and pray and thank
God and feel the answer is so close you can reach out and touch
it but day after day it still doesn’t come. The time between
your whispering your need to God and actually receiving that
blessing or favor for which we prayed can be a true faith
us to have faith in God, He told us if we believe with all of
our hearts that we can move a mountain into the sea… (Mark
11:20-24). What He didn’t say was how long it would take to move
that entire mountain. As humans we expect answers immediately
and when they do not come we assume God is saying “no”. The fact
that we actually feel in our hearts with our faith that the
answer is coming takes a backseat to the doubt that starts
creeping up on us because our eyes can’t see the answer. The
Lord did not give us time frames in which we would receive our
answers, but when we wait patiently and the answer does come we
can always look back and see the things He accomplished in us
while we waited IF we look close enough. There have been some
mighty powerful lessons reported during the “wait”.
that receives is not something humanly produced; rather, it is a
believing faith imparted to the believer’s heart by God Himself.
Sometimes the fulfillment which true faith desires is granted
immediately; at other times it is not. God gives the faith that
prayer has been heard and the request will be granted. The
uncertainty we feel concerns the time of the fulfillment, not
the granting of the request. (See also, Mathew 17:20 & 21:24).
So the next time you feel the yes but time tells you it’s a
no…listen to your faith it is the voice of God and can not lie.
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