This is another big key to positioning ourselves to trust God with the issues of our life. It is very important to know how God sees us, what He thinks about us, and what His desires for us are. How can you trust somebody who you aren’t really sure is looking out for your best interest? How can you freely put your life in the hands of somebody who you perceive may use you and not be trustworthy? That is one of the fundamental reasons why Christians today have a hard time trusting God. They know little about Him and how He sees and has good things in mind for them! Therefore, studying up how God sees us, and getting it down into our spirits that He really does love us, desires good things for us, and cares for us, is vital to our ability to trust Him.
The fact is that until you know in your heart that God really does love and care for you, it’s going to be difficult to believe His promises for you… they just won’t make much sense! I like how Benny Hinn once said that when you believe in God’s power, “God can”… but when you believe in His love, “God will.” I felt the Holy Spirit saying to me, “Believe in me, believe in my love for you.” Then a verse came to me, saying, “The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.” (Psalms 147:11 NIV)
Far too many times, sincere followers of Christ are seeing their heavenly Father in a terrible, and twisted way. Satan has many believing that their cancer is something that God’s given them so that they can become a better person. Yet when you look at the fruit of cancer, the fruit is hospital bills, dangerous treatment, and ultimately the grave! Besides, cancer is known to be a spiritually rooted disease, and involves infirmity
Why on earth would a loving and caring Father, give His child an evil spirit to make them a better person? Do you see the terrible picture that is painted of God when we think this way… all due to lack of knowledge on our behalf? Just because your prayer for healing doesn’t work, does not mean that it’s God’s will… there are a lot of factors that can be involved in the healing process. Many times, there are spiritual roots to sicknesses and diseases, other times there’s faith required, and if Jesus told His own disciples that they lacked faith, then how much more does the average Christian today!
The truth is that there are a lot of things which take place on this earth which are not the will of God. Just because something happens here on earth, does not mean that it was God’s will that it happened that way. If it were, then it means that every time a woman is raped, or a child is molested, or a father is murdered… then it would have to be the will of God. That kind of thinking is absolutely absurd! If God willed such things, it would make Him out to be a terrible God who has no love in his heart! The Bible tells us to pray that God’s will will take place here on earth, as it does in heaven.
We serve a God who only wants the best for His children, so when those lying facts presents it’s self, tell the devil to take those lies right back to gates of hell with him self. We must remember no weapon formed against us shall prosper, we must bring our thoughts under the captivity of the Power of the Holy Ghost..Ephesians 6 speaks of the weapons that we are to use in spiritual warfare, and in verse 17 we are told to take up the sword of the Spirit, the offensive piece of weaponry:
“…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
A sword is an offensive weapon meant to tear down and destroy the enemy. This is exactly what meditating on the truth in God’s Word does to strongholds, it tears them down! Strongholds are built on error, and torn down through truth.