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  • Henry Omotayo

Believest Thou?

Psalm 27:13-14

Message No. 0562 | Twitter @GodandUs |

A lot of people give up because they neither have faith in themselves, nor in God. In Psalm 27:13-14, David wrote:

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.

God’s timing may be the same as ours, but most times, it might be different. This is simple: God sees things we do not see, and He knows things we do not know. There are reasons why children have parents. One of them is that the parents have lived longer on earth than the children, and therefore have a responsibility to nurture and guide the children, and this comes with saying ‘No’ when necessary. When God says ‘No,’ it might be painful, but we must believe that He knows what we do not know. Now, He is not a God that denies His children of good things, but everything that glitters is not gold.

When Saul hounded David with the entire military might of Israel, he would have given up or gone permanently into exile, because who is David, one small boy, against the mighty powers of the king of Israel! However, David knew what He heard from God, and he did not forget that Samuel anointed him to be king over Israel. He held onto that promise and never lost heart. In the midst of pain, trauma and lack of a good place to sleep at night, David held onto his belief in God. He saw the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

We cannot expect to have things from God if we do not believe. God does override our faith sometimes, but that’s at His discretion. There are certain things that are not at God’s discretion. For example, God cannot fail to fulfil His promises (unless these are conditional). His Words don’t fail, this is not at His discretion. Why? Because He is God and cannot lie. In Hebrews 6:18, the Bible says:

So God has given both His promise and His oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to Him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.

Certain things are just impossible. For example, it is impossible that I am alive and there is no blood running in my veins. It is a waste of time for me to go to the hospital to ask if there’s blood flowing through my veins. I may ask how much blood I have and if it is adequate, but I will be sent back home if I just wanted to confirm that I have blood. This means that even the entire world believe that certain things are given. I have attended church this morning, and barring any earthquake, there is zero reason for me to doubt that my house would still be waiting where I left it when going to church. It is impossible for it to not be there.

If we all believe things like this, how then do we not believe that God will bring His promises to past when there are so many scripture passages in place to assure us? In Numbers 23:19, the Bible says:

God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

If you are a child of God, there is one thing that you should never doubt: that you will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, not when you are dead, but when you are alive. It is impossible for you not to see it. David said:

I have been young, and now I am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread (Psalm 37:25).

You may occasionally think that your own will be different, but it can’t, and it won’t. Why should it? If God is still on the Throne (which is given), yours will not be the outlier. You may not think that you have seen God’s goodness yet but look around you and decide how many people you are better than. I am sure that you cannot count them all, and that’s just the beginning. Whatsoever you are asking God for, believe that you have them and you just need to wait for their manifestation. You are in for an exiting ride. God bless you and have a wonderful week!

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 Lord I know that I am a sinner and I am unable to save myself. I am sorry for my sins and I pray that you please forgive me. I am aware that Your Son Jesus died for my sins and I accept Him as my Lord and savior. I surrender my life unto you from this moment. Please take control of my entire being and help me to be obedient to your Word, going forward. Thank you, Lord, for hearing me. I have prayed in Jesus’ name. Amen.
 If you prayed the foregoing prayer, you have just been born again. Please find a Bible believing church in your area and ask to see the pastor. Let him or her know that you have just given your life to Christ and s/he will guide you on next steps in your journey as a child of God. The Lord bless you!
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