Our journey with the Lord is by faith and not by sight—so if we want to go on with God, we must stop looking at things with our natural eyes. Spiritual things can only be understood with spiritual insight.
Think of Abraham. Romans 4:3 says, Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. We don’t have any righteousness at all. We can’t possibly keep the law. We simply believe in God.
The devil wants to discourage us and stop us from moving forward.
Jesus tells us, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
The devil wants to discourage us and stop us from moving forward. So when going through hard times, it’s important to recall how God has come through in the past—and we can have every confidence that He will do it again.
I remember how our budget was so tight at CBN Asia in Manila that we had to pray hard to meet every payroll. Yet all that changed after we held an outreach in Varanasi, India, where 50,000 people came—and 5,000 people filled out salvation response cards. To teach all these new believers who knew nothing about Christianity, we wanted to create a pastoral training center. It was a great idea—except I didn’t have the money. I committed $5,000, but there wasn’t a penny more.
The next day I got an urgent call from my wife in Manila. She was so overwhelmed with emotion that I could hardly understand her. An anonymous donor had just sent a check for $500,000—a bank manager’s draft drawn on a bank in upstate New York that was hand-delivered to our office in the Philippines. It was an unbelievable miracle. We sowed the seed, and 24 hours later God gave an increase of 100-fold. We had a time of celebration!
Right now, God is giving us many open doors to take the Gospel into the world, and He wants us to take that step of faith and walkthrough.
We have the assurance that God has spoken. When we do what He wants in the world today, and when we do it in God’s way, we know that God is in it. And we simply need to say, “Yes and Amen!”
God bless you.