I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:13 (KJV)
We receive strength through believing that we will see the goodness of God in our lives. When we live each day in an earnest and confident expectation of good, we position ourselves to receive the blessings that God has already prepared for us.
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 16:11 (KJV)
Getting in the presence of God through His Word, worship, praise, prayer and simply talking with Him, takes us to a place of joy that is independent of any circumstances. Out of this fellowship with God that is available to all will come wisdom and revelation to guide us on the path of life.
Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
Psalm 115:15 (KJV)
To be blessed means to be empowered to prosper and excel. When we remember that we have the blessing of God who created Heaven and Earth, we cannot help but live in an earnest expectation that we will see His goodness and favor showing up!
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
There is a supernatural strength and ability available to us when we place all our trust, expectation and confidence in God. When we look to Jesus in all things, He enables us to do what we could not do on our own, and He will cause us to flourish and succeed in all He has called us to do.
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
Isaiah 43:1 (KJV)
God has redeemed us and He calls each of us His own. We are now called to walk boldly as who God says we are in Christ: blessed and victorious children of the Most High God! When things come against us, let us remember that the victory has already been won and, as a result, we can be expectant for God to move in our lives in powerful ways.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will, of God.
Romans 12:2 (KJV)
When we renew our minds, we replace our thoughts with the thoughts of God, and we exchange our words for the Word of God. The more that we bring our thoughts and words into agreement with God’s Word, the more will we prove God’s good, acceptable and perfect will for us. And the way we prove it is to live it, to see it made manifest in our day to day lives.