For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Hebrews 4:2 (KJV)
The gospel is the good news of God’s unmerited favor in Christ Jesus. In order for it to profit us, we must mix the Word with faith. Mixing the Word with faith means we accept the Word as true even when our situation and our circumstances contradict it. We accept that through the finished works of Jesus we were healed, delivered, redeemed, empowered and prospered. And the highest form of believing is to enter into rest, to have a peace that cannot be shaken.