You’ve prayed and believed and declared and waited. Where’s your miracle? Has your hope been deferred so long that your heart is sick? (Proverbs 13:12) You can move out of that place of frustration and step into your healing, provision, peace, and deliverance. Hold fast to your confession of faith, and you will see your miracle manifest.
Get Rid of Stinking Thinking
In John 5, Jesus spoke to a man who had been sick for 38 years. Every day he laid by the pool of Bethesda waiting for an angel to stir the waters. When Jesus asked the man if he wanted to be healed, the man replied with a list of excuses about how the circumstances were never right and he couldn’t reach the pool in time to be healed.
This man had some stinking thinking! He was focused on the one specific circumstance he thought was required for his healing, and he didn’t realize Healing Himself was standing before him.
We can slide into stinking thinking when we’ve been waiting and waiting for a miracle. We start to think:
I’ll know God really wants to heal me if he takes care of this issue.
If I don’t get this promotion, I’ll never be stable financially.
Everyone else is really anxious right now, so it must be natural for me to be having panic attacks. It’s just the way it is.
This type of thinking can uproot your miracle before it has time to grow! Often, the longer we have to wait for our breakthrough, the more these thoughts bury themselves in our hearts and become accepted in our minds.
Confession Brings Creation
When Carlie was suffering from epilepsy, she and Ashley grew weary and accepted the situation as just the way it is. It wasn’t until the Lord spoke to Carlie’s spirit at a Bible study that she realized her physical sickness was making her mind and heart sick. She knew she had to change her thinking about her illness.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
That word confess means to “say the same thing as.” When we confess or profess our faith, we say the same thing as God’s Word. We declare that we are healed, we are delivered, we have peace and freedom and provision. We are qualified for every promise in Christ! (2 Corinthians 1:20).
Those confessions plant seeds in our spirit, but we have to take them by faith. Just like a pregnant woman knows something is happening on the inside long before she can see a baby on the outside, we take it by faith that our words have power and our miracle is being created.
The enemy, however, wants to pull out those seeds before your miracle is manifested. Sometimes when we confess in faith, even loving friends or family are quick to discourage us.
When Carlie first told Ashley she’d been healed of epilepsy, he said, “You’re going to die and leave me with three kids to raise!” But she held on tight to her confession, even before she could see or feel anything new in the natural.
Creation Brings Manifestation
When we speak in faith, saying the same things as Jesus, our words have power. Isaiah 55:11 tells us, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
In faith, we believe our confession is being created into our manifestation—like a seed in the ground or a baby in the womb. In the same way, when we speak into our situations, we may not see immediate results. That is okay! It doesn’t mean that the Word isn’t working in your situation.
When Jesus cursed the fig tree, the disciples didn’t realize the tree was already dying because they couldn’t see anything in the natural. From the moment the Word left Jesus’ mouth, the tree began to wither at the root. However, the complete manifestation was not visible until the following morning.
The next morning?! I’ve been believing for my situation to change for years! Why am I still waiting?
Hold Fast to Your Confession
Often, there is time between the confession and the manifestation. Carlie spent two weeks realigning her thinking, soaking in Jesus’ perfect love, and learning what it is to be well. At the end of that two weeks, she experienced the manifestation of her healing. (Watch Carlie’s full healing testimony.)
Abraham waited for Isaac for 25 years. David wasn’t crowned king until 10-15 years after Samuel anointed him. Joseph had a vision as a boy of his family kneeling before him. However, it didn’t come to pass for many years, even through his enslavement and imprisonment!
However, your time “waiting” isn’t because God hasn’t decided to act on your behalf.
You’re NOT waiting for perfect circumstances. There is no waiting to be more holy or more qualified to receive. You’re NOT waiting for God to be in a good mood. In Christ, any circumstance is the right circumstance for healing, deliverance, or prosperity. Because you are in Christ, you are holy, blameless, and qualified. In Christ, you are a friend of God and His thoughts toward you are good!
Don’t quit on your miracle! If your heart has grown sick because of hope deferred, fill it up with God’s promises. If you’ve stopped believing and speaking in faith, you can start again right now. Pick up right where you left off. Start confessing the last thing you were believing God for, and know by faith that your confession is starting a creation which will bring a manifestation.
Manifesting Miracles is a powerful ten-part teaching that will help you understand the process that every miracle follows: confession, creation, and manifestation. God put His words in our mouths! Learn how our confession is a force that releases the creative power of faith in our lives with miraculous results.