Expect to See The Impossible
“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13
We read of the children of Israel in Psalm 106:12, “Then they believed His promises and sang his praise.” Unfortunately, they did not believe until after they saw Him work in their situation. They were in doubt when they came to the Red Sea, but when He opened the way and led them across safely and Pharaoh and his army drowned–“then they believed.” They continued to live this kind of seeing-is-believing, up-and-down existence, because their faith was dependent on their circumstances.
This is certainly not the kind of faith God wants us to have today. Faith is believing what you do not yet see. God wants us to believe first, so that then we can see. The psalmist said, “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”
Do you believe God only when your circumstances are favorable? Faith is believing God will intervene in your situation, even when things look impossible. The reward for this kind of faith is: what was impossible will be possible. When we come to the point that we believe in God’s goodness, we will no longer be pulled into despair. We will live above our circumstances in every aspect of life: finances, relationships, or sickness.