“The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” – Proverbs 18:14
The ability to believe and use your faith is similar to physical ability. Just like it takes discipline and effort to physically get in shape – is isn’t easy (initially) to get in shape spiritually. It takes time, discipline and effort.
“But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”
– 1 Tim 4:7-8
1 Timothy 6:12, “Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the life eternal, whereunto thou wast called, and didst confess the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.”
Confession can be a means of releasing your faith, but it can also help increase your faith. Romans says “So faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” When you’re confessing the Word out loud, you’re also hearing the Word. If you keep on thinking on the Word, and speaking the Word, it will get down deep on the inside of you and become reality. Faith is a matter of full persuasion. If a scripture or old to you, then it’s not real to you.
Sometimes I speak the Word to people one and one when they are dealing with an issue, and they say, “Well, I know that already, BUT…” That’s the problem, their big “But.” There are not “but’s” when the Word is real to you! You can know about the Word, but it’s only when you meditate and confess the Word of God over your life that it becomes real to you!
Here’s a Scripture you can start confessing over your life now!
Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
The Lord wants you to believe Him for His strength in your physical body! The enemy would love to torment you with fear, anxiety and worry over your health and over attacks against your physical body. Begin confessing “The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom (or what) shall I be afraid?”
God’s Word brings power and life, but you must mix faith with it. The more faith you mix, themore you’ll receive it, and the more it will do for you. You’ve got to believe the Word is true and that it belongs and applies to you. And you’ve gotto believe that while you’re saying it, it’s working in you.