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A Force to be Reckoned With

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Matthew 17:20–Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

Sixty-five years ago, many considered the idea of nuclear power to be mere speculation. Some even dismissed the concept as fantasy or science fiction. My father was in the military during this time, and later divulged that before the first atomic bomb was detonated over White Sands, New Mexico, some scientists expressed concern that the explosion might trigger a chain-reaction that would result in the destruction of all matter in the universe.

All Matter. That’s everything. Wow. Talk about a bad day.

The objecting scientists’ concerns were eventually resolved, so on July 16th, 1945 they detonated the first-ever nuclear device in an event now known as the Trinity Explosion. Thankfully, the universe wasn’t destroyed; in fact everything functioned perfectly, as the researchers had anticipated. But the world did learn that day that nuclear power is no fantasy. It’s very real, and a force to be reckoned with.

Some people think that faith is fantasy as well, although I’ve personally witnessed its power in action many times. And I’m not the only one. There’s a multitude of empirical evidence to support the assertion that faith in God can heal incurable diseases, change immutable circumstances, alter the course of destiny, and supersede natural laws. Yes, faith is definitely real, and it’s a force to be reckoned with.

Hebrews 11:3 tells us that the worlds were framed by the word of God, and everything we see was made by means of the unseen. That unseen force God used to create everything was released by his faith in his own spoken word. Yes, faith-power is literally awesome, and when applied to life’s problems, has sufficient potency to blow those problems away.

So let me encourage you to proclaim God’s promise–his word–over your situation, and not to grow weary in so doing, for in due season you will reap (Gal. 6:9). Yes, faith-power is a force to be reckoned with.

Today’s Prayer: Lord, I believe your promises about my situation. Be it unto me according to your word. I will speak your promise over my life today, and hold fast in believing until my miracle comes to pass.

*The above post is from David’s 90-day devotional “Encouragement Explosion.” You can get it here:


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