As it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations.” Abraham acted in faith when he stood in the presence of God, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence things that don’t yet exist. (Romans 4:17 ISV)


If you have a situation in your life, do not deal with the situation by talking about it. You have to completely trust God and deal only with His promises. You must call things that be not as though they were. When the Word of the promise comes alive, the Word deals with the problem. The Word can deal with the problem much better than you can deal with it. It can straighten out your whole situation. It is hard to say, “I believe everything is going to be alright,” when it looks like all pandemonium has broken loose. It is hard to say it because we have been trained in the “sense realm.” We have been trained that it is logical to say what we see.

Your body is not your boss. It works for you. You have to stop and realize even though a situation looks bad, it is not true when it does not line up with the Word of God. It may be a fact, but it is not true. Confess the truth. Believe the truth and the truth will come alive, and when the truth comes alive, it will deal with the problem. God’s Word is truth, and if you have God’s Word, you have God. He can deal with the problem—even while you are asleep.


Dear God, I am not led by my natural senses but by the Word of God, which is truth, and I take authority over my body, my relationships, my finances—or (name whatever problem you want the Word to deal with). I call in (name what you want to come to pass). In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s book, Power of the Tongue. To order this must-read book that will empower you to speak words of victory, click here.

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