“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Mat 6:33).
Today, the application of this text by many seems to be in direct contrast with its original meaning. We have many people who are actually seeking things, but since they have been taught that the way to the things they actually desire is God, they decide to follow God for that reason.
That is why when many do not get the things they desire, their faith in God is shaken. That should not be. Your faith should never be based on things or circumstances. There is favour and healing in Christ but that should not be the basis of your faith.
We can learn a big lesson from the three Hebrew boys in Dan 3:16. They had been threatened with death if they refused to bow to Nebucadnezzar’s graven image, but see their response.
“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up” (Daniel 3:16-18).
‘He will, but if not!” That should be your testimony as a Christian. You trust in God’s supernatural ability to provide, deliver and heal, but even if He does not, your faith will not be shaken, because your hope is beyond this life!
SAY THIS: I believe in the miraculous power of God to save, deliver and heal. But my faith is not hinged on what does or doesn’t happen. My faith in God will not be shaken, regardless of circumstances.