What shall we say then to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 (KJV)
Knowing that God is for us gives us a confidence and an assurance that, no matter the situation, victory has already been made available. We can now move forward with boldness, fully expectant that we will see the goodness of God showing up in our lives. There is not an obstacle in the world that can stop a Believer who knows their right standing with God as a result of the finished works of Jesus Christ!
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 (KJV)
To walk in the Spirit is ultimately a mindset. It is to identify with who we are in Christ rather than with who we used to be in the flesh. When we remember who we are in Him—redeemed, healed, blessed, forgiven and righteous—we gain victory over the fleshly mindset and walk in the good that Jesus has already made available.
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Psalm 34:8 (KJV)
We taste and come to know the goodness of God through our intimate fellowship with Him. The more time we spend in His presence through worship, prayer, praise and His Word, the more do we find that we can trust God with all of the areas of our lives. And out from this trust is birthed a life that leads from victory to victory.
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
2 Timothy 1:9 (KJV)
Every Believer has a call of God on their lives. Notice that our calling is not according to our works, but according to God’s purpose and grace. This means that, no matter what our past may have looked like or how unqualified we may feel, God has not only called us but graced us to step into His purposes for our lives.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
John 15:12 (KJV)
Everything we do ought to be motivated by the love which we have first received from Jesus. As we come before God knowing He loves us just as we are, His love on the inside of us begins to transform us, and it will flow out through us into the world.
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:13 (KJV)
Strength and encouragement come when we believe that we will see the goodness of God in our lives. Regardless of circumstances, we can always live in an earnest expectation of good. God’s favor and blessings have been made available—let’s be open to receive!
As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
Isaiah 59:21 (KJV)
God’s Word is to never depart from our mouth because our words release spiritual authority. Whatever we say long enough we will ultimately see. And so let us boldly say what God has said about us in His Word—He has already called us victorious!
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1 John 4:16 (KJV)
To dwell in God is to dwell in His love. When we understand that God does not have love, but that God is love, we find ourselves receiving His perfect love for us and in turn we can share it with others.
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:7 (KJV)
Key to surrendering all our cares to God is understanding how much He cares for us. The more we get a revelation of His perfect love, the more will we find ourselves at peace regardless of circumstances. When we receive the perfect love of Jesus we find rest in His finished works, trusting that He has already perfected all that concerns us.
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV)
Walking by faith and not by sight means we are not walking according to appearances. No matter what it looks like or feels like, we maintain our trust and confidence in God and in His unmerited favor towards us in Christ Jesus. We hold fast to our conviction and confession that right now we already have what we are believing for!