When my husband Philip and I were beginning our life together we had to believe God to provide for us, as Philip was busy at bible college finishing his studies and we had two young children. I learnt back then how important it was to not look at my circumstances, the uncertainties of our future or what I didn’t think we had. Instead God taught me step by step to fix my eyes on Him and the promises He had made to me in His Word. I learnt the importance of going to God’s Word every time I got afraid or started worrying, and to find a promise. I would then write it down on a card and put it in my pocket. It became my weapon against fear, worry and any lies the devil would try to come against me with. It was a promise in my pocket which I would throughout the day regularly take out, look at and declare over our circumstances.
I still keep promises in my pocket from time to time when I am pushing for something to happen, or I am concerned about an issue. Those promises in my pocket have seen me healed of sickness, have six babies with no pain, helped me to face and overcome financial difficulties, navigate relationship issues, raise a family, lead and be part of a loving church and seen us travel the world with our kids.
God is faithful to His Word for it’s part of who He is, and therefore He is alert and active watching over it to perform it. (John 1:1) When we receive and believe what God says to us in His Word our trust and faith is made stronger, and what we once thought was out of our reach or impossible becomes possible and a reality in our lives (Romans 10:17).
Today whatever you are facing or believing for God to do, find what He promises in His Word and get into agreement and apply it to your life. Write His promise to you down or put it on your phone or other device, and every time you think about or get into worry or stress about a situation take that promise out and pray and declare it with everything you’ve got.
“Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it”. (Jeremiah 1:12)
“For the word of God is alive and active”. (Hebrews 4:12)
“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God”. (John 1:1)
Prayer: Lord thankyou for the promises in your Word. Please help me to find your promise for me regarding my circumstances and future. Today I choose to hold onto and believe in the promise in my pocket. In Jesus name Amen.