Topic: Can you believe? – TREM’s Daily Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo | Date: Thursday, 12 April 2018.
Scripture: “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 KJV
The Psalmist said he had almost fainted if he had not believed in order to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. In other words, David was saying in effect that God’s goodness is there. That God, who is a good God, has already released His goodness. However, he needed to do something in order to receive it. He needed to believe! God’s goodness is there! David’s challenge was that there were other things that were distracting him from experiencing this goodness. There were things that were trying to make him faint. He decided that he wasn’t going to faint. Rather, He decided to believe.
Child of God, can you believe? That is the question. If only you can believe, all things are possible (Mark 9:23). David made a choice to believe God’s goodness because God is always good. He is never the One withholding anything from us. When faith meets with the word of God, something happens. When there is a collision between believing and God’s word, miracles happen. That is why the word is very important in the Christian faith.
God literally puts everything in your court. It is not about Him. It is not about Him being able. He is able! He can do anything. In fact, He has done everything He needs to do. There is no problem without a solution with God. We may not have discovered the solution, but that doesn’t mean that He doesn’t have a solution. For every problem, even when it defiles man’s ability, God always has an answer. The critical thing is, “Can you believe?”
In Isaiah 53:1, the ancient prophet Isaiah draws our attention to the same question, “Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?” In other words, God is looking for anyone who can dare to believe His report. Who amongst you there can believe My report? The issue is not about the magnitude of your need. It is about the report you choose to believe.
Further Reading: Mark 5:25-34, Numbers 23:19
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 1 Samuel 19-21; Evening- Luke 11:29-54