So many times we try to "help" God meet our needs. When people need healing, they often run to the doctor to get healed. Now, I'm not against doctors, but if God is really who He says He is, and if He really does what the Bible says He does, then Psalm 103:2-3 has to be true, and it says, "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases."

You may be trying to trust God right now for your healing, but unsure if it will ever manifest in your life. Many have told me they are "trying to believe and trust God."

Do yourself a favor; stop worrying, and stop "trying to trust" Him. Faith in God isn't something you try to do. Riding a bicycle is something you try to do, but they are two very different things. You may get on a bike and fall off, as there is no guarantee you can ride it, but you try to.

With God, it's either you believe Him, or you don't. There is no middle ground. Again, Jesus said, "Fear not, believe only." He didn't say, "Try not to fear, try to believe only."

Fear not, believe only!
I heard the Holy Spirit say, "If I try to believe God, He will try to heal me." Would you be satisfied to pray only to have Godtry to heal you? Of course not. No more than God is satisfied for you to pray and try to believe. So then, what do you do? Fear not, believe only!

When was the last time God lied to you?

Some have said I have an overly simple view of God. But simple is good. When you get "complicated" you get in trouble. Jesus said in Matthew 18:3, "Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of heaven."

You have to make things simple so little children can understand them. Have you ever noticed how trusting a little child is? You can stand your little two or three year old on the edge of your table and tell them to jump off backwards and you'll catch them, and guess what? They jump!

You can hold your arms out to them and say "Jump" and they will gleefully keep jumping and letting you catch them for as long as you want to. They'd jump off the roof to you if you told them to. They are so trusting in the strong arms of their Daddy that fear never enters their mind.

How is it we lose that trust as we get older? It's because people have broken their word to us so many times, and we fall down hard and get hurt. And then when God tells us to "fear not," we just can't seem to trust Him, because we consider God to be as untrustworthy as some people we meet. But God isn't a man that He should lie.

I have spent many, many long hours trying to get people to simply trust and believe God, to stop looking at the natural circumstances, and plant their feet firmly on the Word of God.

If a man who has a reputation of being good for his word and trustworthy says for you to do something hard, you will do it without hesitation because you trust him. But if he lies to you, then the next time, you won't be so quick to believe. And that's only reasonable and prudent. But when has God ever lied to you?

Now Faith Is...
I recently prayed for a man with Parkinson's Disease, and told him God would heal him. He replied, "I hope so." "Hope" is what most would reserve for those things in which they cannot fully trust. In other words, if you can't say "I know," then you're forced to say, "I hope."

But the kind of "hope so" men have is not the same "hope" that Hebrews 11: 1 talks about. It says, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen."

Let's have an algebra lesson here. Remember Algebra? A=B=C. Faith = Substance. Faith = things hoped for. Faith = the evidence of things not seen. So therefore, Substance = Hope = the evidence of things not seen= faith.

To most people, if you can't see the substance, you think you have no evidence; therefore, you lose hope, and have no faith. Got that? None of them can exist without the other. They stand or fall together.

But in God's eye, Faith=Hope=Substance. In other words, hope is so strong it's already substance. No doubt, no fear. It's done, period. That's faith. And that's how we should pray God's promises to us, because God cannot lie.

God = Truth = what is written in God's Word = Substance. Whether or not you are presently seeing what God said, does not change the truth of God's word. Nor does it detract from the integrity of God's word. However, your "substance" results from the belief of God's promises.

A child is quick to trust. We need to be more like children, and simply trust God. When Jesus said, "Fear not, believe only", He was able to say it in complete confidence, because He had seen His Father. And the disciples saw Jesus. And I read what the disciples wrote about Him. That's good enough for me. How about you?

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