The problem that you’re facing right now may seem like a tough guy that won’t go down easily. You may feel overwhelmed, like there’s no hope of victory. But have you considered the account of David and Goliath? David spoke with confidence, telling the giant that he was “going down” because he was approaching Goliath in the unquestionable and unbeatable authority of the God of Israel. Have you read about the event where Jesus spoke to a tree and it shriveled up at its roots (Mark 11:12-21)? Jesus told that tree that its deception would not be tolerated. Perhaps the details of the battle between Israel and the Amorites (Joshua 10:12) will encourage you—that’s where Joshua spoke to the sun, telling it to stand still. Amazing! The account of Jesus speaking to the storm is also a good reminder of how our words can be instruments of peace in our lives.
Whatever you’re facing today may seem hard to overcome. It may even feel like the situation is standing before you taunting you, saying, “You talkin’ to me?” But don’t be fooled! Jesus has told us that when we have faith in Him, even the thing that seems like an immovable mountain must move.
“I assure you: If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.”
Mark 11:23 HCSB
Be encouraged! Turn the tables on your tough situation and become tough in the face of the mounting evidence that seems insurmountable. Be swayed not by what you see or what you are experiencing, but only by what God has promised. Faith speaks. Keep speaking God’s Word to your circumstances. His words, spoken through your mouth in faith and acted upon with confidence, will always work to fulfill His good plan.