And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
Exodus 16:10 (KJV)
Anytime we find ourselves looking toward the wilderness—facing situations and circumstances to which we do not know the answer—let us be expectant that the glory of God will appear in the midst of it! Those moments where it seems like there’s no solution in the natural are in actuality the greatest opportunities for God to show up and manifest His power in our lives.
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Galatians 3:12 (KJV)
Anytime we are looking to our works as the reason for why we should be blessed, we are not operating in faith. Faith is to remove ourselves from the equation, and to look only to Jesus. Because of the finished works of Jesus the blessing has been made available, and faith reaches out with boldness and takes what grace has made.
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (NKJV)
It is the will of God for us to have all sufficiency in all things. This includes but is not limited to finances. When we know that our heavenly Father wants us to prosper in every area of our life, we are free to give and share knowing that it shall always be given back to us. The more we see ourselves as vessels through which God can bless others, the more of the blessing we tend to see in our own lives.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Galatians 6:9 (KJV)
We are not fainting when we remain persistent in doing the right thing, even if it seems like nothing is happening. We maintain our confession of God’s Word, we believe that the finished works of Jesus Christ have already made available to us what we need, and we keep looking for opportunities to be a blessing. We may be certain that before long we will see the breakthroughs we have been looking for!
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Ephesians 1:7 (KJV)
In Christ we have been forgiven of past, present and future sins. Regardless of where we may have fallen short or what our past may have looked like, the riches of His grace are more than sufficient to cleanse us from it all. Knowing our perfect redemption empowers us to live right and overcome in every arena of life!
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
Hebrews 10:23 (KJV)
To “profess” can also be translated to “confess.” We are to keep confessing our faith in the promises of God, our hearts assured by the fact that He who made the promise is faithful. So let our words be filled with faith, and let us declare boldly what God has said about us. He has called us to live victorious in every area of life!
God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:9 (KJV)
Jesus through His finished works has already provided everything we will ever need. Our greatest breakthroughs come when we rest from struggling and striving, and instead fellowship with Jesus, enjoying His presence, praising Him for what He has already done. We will bear witness of His faithfulness in our lives.
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.
Psalm 143:5 (NKJV)
It is powerful to bring to our remembrance all that God has already done for us. When we meditate on how good God has been to us in the past, it strengthens our faith in what He will do in our future. Let us never take for granted how far He has brought us, and we will rejoice in anticipation of all the good that is yet to come.
And He said, “My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Exodus 33:14 (NKJV)
When we remember God’s presence with us, there is a rest that comes even in the midst of turmoil. Keeping our minds and hearts stayed on Him who will never leave us enables us to be at peace regardless of any circumstances and conditions. Our peace is our most valuable asset, and the more we come to resting in Him, the more will we witness His supernatural ability showing up in our lives.
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Proverbs 4:18 (KJV)
In Christ we can always have a confident expectation of good. As we open ourselves to the favor of God that is in Christ Jesus, we may be sure that—no matter whether we find ourselves in the valley or on the mountaintop—good things are always coming out way. Let us take hold of this promise and rejoice in the goodness of our God!