If you keep hearing and hearing The WORD of God, faith cometh every time, all the time! It’s a spiritual law; and spiritual laws are even more powerful and exact than natural laws. They never fail to work.
Think about it this way. When you put water in a teakettle, if you put the fire under it and keep the heat on, the result is certain. You don’t have to keep feeling the water to see if it’s getting warmer. You don’t have to confirm with sensory evidence that the law of thermodynamics is still in force. You know what’s coming. If you are at sea level, when the water gets to be 212 degrees Fahrenheit it’s going to start bubbling because there’s no such thing as water that won’t boil.
The same principle applies in the realm of the spirit: There’s no such thing as faith that won’t come! If you keep the fire of The WORD burning in you, faith is eventually going to bubble up in your spirit. You won’t necessarily feel it because faith isn’t detectable to the natural body. But nevertheless, if you keep the scriptural heat on, one day your faith is going to boil. When it does, it will go off inside you like the whistle on a teakettle. Even though nothing on the outside may appear to have changed, in your heart you’ll know that you know that you have believed God. You’ll be able to shout with joyful assurance, “The victory is mine! I have it now!”
You can be assured that you have the victory even before your circumstances have changed. You can when you have faith as Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the substance [or the assurance] of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith causes you to respond to God’s WORD in much the same way as you respond to some natural news you have received. For example, you made an offer on the purchase of a home you wanted to buy. A few days later, the realtor called to say, “They have accepted your offer!”
At that point, your only had the realtor’s word on it. No papers had been signed, no physical evidence that the deal had been made. But you believed it anyway. You immediately started rejoicing. “It’s mine! I got it!”
In that situation, the only assurance you had was what some one said to you. You believed him so that was enough. How much more should it be enough when you have God’s WORD about something? How much more should you shout over what He said.
God’s Covenant of BLESSING is infinitely more thrilling than the best piece of property that anyone could ever buy. So if you are not shouting yet, just start spending more time in that Covenant. Instead of getting discouraged, put the WORD first place in your life and your schedule. Keep going over it and over it until faith comes!