I, like many others, have prayed the prayer of faith and seen people instantly healed. I have fasted and witnessed a tremendous breakthrough. I have laid hands on the sick and seen those who couldn’t walk, walk again. I have confessed the Word of God over a situation and seen it change before my eyes. I have received communion and experienced a miracle healing for myself. These are some things I have seen happen in my life and in my walk with God. These seasons in life are amazing!

While I am thankful for these times, what do you do when you go through a season and nothing that’s worked in the past is working? When the prayer of faith seems to hit a brick wall. Or when fasting doesn’t bring breakthrough. When you take communion day after day and see no change – what do you do in those times? When you pray daily over your city, it’s leaders and your nation – yet things appear to become worse and worse despite the fervent prayers of God’s people?

These can be very difficult and discouraging times.

There’s a song lyric that comes to mind as I ponder this question today. “Even when I can’t see it, He’s working.” We see this truth throughout the Bible from beginning to end.

As we know, God was working in the family of Noah, even before the flood came on the earth. Deliverance was set in place before the first raindrop fell. He was working in the life of Abraham to produce the promised son, even when Abraham couldn’t see it. He didn’t stop working despite Abraham trying to make it happen his way.

He was working in the life of David when he was on the back side of the desert, tending sheep. He trained him up with the lion and the bear to prepare him for victory with the Goliath’s that lay ahead.

He was working on behalf of the children of Israel, even when it appeared to continually get worse for the people. God was working behind the scenes to fulfill His promise of, “this enemy you will see no more.”  Not only was He working on deliverance, but also provision. His people left the place of bondage, with no feeble among them and with great wealth.

Even when they couldn’t see it, even when they failed to believe it, He was working. The same applies to you and I today. When we don’t see it, He is working on our behalf.

If this is true, and it is, what do we do when nothing that’s worked in the past seems to work in our present situation?

We walk by faith.

Hebrews 11 is filled with people who didn’t realize God was working on their behalf – but He was. They saw the promise of God fulfilled because they continued to trust God through it all.

Urged & Prompted

I love how the Amplified translates Hebrews 11. It says they were urged on and prompted by faith. Isn’t that awesome! What is prompting you today? What is causing you to press forward? I can tell you what, faith in God and His Word!

With Eyes of Faith – Invoke Blessings!

Verse 20 in the Amplified says, with eyes of faith Isaac, looking far into the future, invoked blessings upon Jacob and Esau.

I love this! Many are praying and believing for their children to return to God or find their purpose in God. Are you, like Isaac, able to look FAR into the future and invoke the blessings of God upon your children today?

This not only applies to our children, but to every aspect of our life. We can look into the future, with eyes of faith in God and His Word, and begin to declare blessings. We can do this upon our children, our marriage, our finances, our health, our business, our homes, and our nation. And…we can invoke the blessings of God upon ourselves too.

Have you, like me, found yourself in a place where nothing seems to work? Have you wondered what to do? Just like Isaac, we must look into the future and see the plan of God for our family and our nation. Then, we must call those things that be not as though they already are. We must invoke the blessings and the promises of God, every day. For how long? Until faith arises in us once again, and we see the promises of God become greater than the circumstances we are facing. As we do, we shall become like one of those written about in the book of Hebrews – a person of faith, who without fail, sees every promise of God fulfilled. We have His promise, we shall see the goodness of God in the land of the living. In our life, in our family and in our nation.

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