Hebrews 10:23, NIV “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
The strength of our faith can be witnessed in the boldness and consistency of our confession in the midst of adversity. Faith takes a hold of what God’s word says, and accepts it as the truth of the situation, despite whatever contrary evidence may be presented. Confession or profession as used in Scripture is from the Greek word homologeo, which means to say the same thing as another in agreement.
If you say you have faith in God and in His ability towards you, then the logical thing to do is to say the same thing He says about you. In 2 Corinthians 4:13 Paul says the attitude of faith is not in simply believing, but in professing what it is that you believe. Jesus teaching faith to His disciples in Mark 11:22-24 implicitly told them that what is said is more important than what is believed, because you obviously say what you really believe (Luke 6:45). He made it clear that what you say is what you will possess―You shall have what you say.
To be unwavering in faith, you must develop confidence in the word of God and you do this by keeping the Word in your heart. The more thorough your understanding of God’s word on a particular subject is, the more potential for faith you have. With more understanding there comes strength (Prov. 24:5). You cannot build faith on human experience, reason, or personal resolution. Faith is built on God’s word. God’s word says “by His stripes you were healed” (1 Pet.2:24), so you agree by saying “thank you Lord, I believe I am healed”. Any other belief and confession that is contrary to this is not faith because it has no basis in the Word.
As you increase in knowledge of God’s word, practice using your faith progressively. Begin to agree with God’s word in your life by saying what He says about you. Through unwavering faith, win small battles in your life by saying what He says when the opposition comes. As you do this, your faith would grow stronger and stronger, and you will be prepared to deal with the bigger situations of life. The important question is for how long can you maintain your confession?
Scriptures to Meditate: Mark 11:22-24, Heb.10:39, Rom.10:8-9, Jer.23:29