The Word of God is filled with many promises for the believer. It speaks about what we are entitled to because we are heirs of God. Although we have these promises, we live in this world, which means things will happen. Does that negate the promises that we have? This is where Fact vs. Truth comes in.
For something to be a fact means that it has actual existence. It is a fact that apples grow on trees. It is a fact that humans have blood that runs through their veins. It is a fact that the rain falls from the sky. Let’s talk about Lola’s story. Lola is a 30-year-old woman who is married with three children. Lola is a stay-at-home mother. She and her husband, Tim, are dedicated members of their church. Both Tim and Lola serve in leadership positions at their church. Lola was recently diagnosed with diabetes. It is a fact that she has diabetes because the doctor ran tests, and it was confirmed. Just because we are Christ does not make us immune to sickness, test, or trial.
Let’s look at truth, but I am speaking of truth in the Biblical sense for this purpose. Truth is what God says. As Christians, we acknowledge what may be the fact, but our trust is in the truth of God’s Word. Lola has diabetes, that is a fact, but her and Tim’s confession is Isaiah 53:5, which is truth. They believe because of the stripes Jesus bore; she is healed. They believe her healing, for now, was manifested back then. They had faith that her recovery was already complete. Lola’s trust is in Jehovah-Rapha, the God that heals. We, too, play a part in making sure the promises of God come forth in our lives. Lola and Tim spoke the word of God daily, and they put in the work by making a change in their eating habits and incorporated exercise. Although they were believing in God’s Word they knew there was a part that they had in her healing being manifested.
It is a fact that you may be in debt. It is evident by collectors calling your phone or sending you letters in the mail. The Bible says that God will supply all our need according to His riches in glory. God will give you a strategic plan on how to pay off bills; He will also give you ideas on how to acquire multiple streams of income. God does not want his people living in bondage or being in debt to anyone. We have to do our part by being disciplined when it comes to our finances. I can’t talk about finances without talking about tithing. Malachi 3:8-10 says, “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you? In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. This scripture is not up for debate. Like everything else we do, tithing is a choice you have to make. Personally, tithing is a must in our house. I know how it is to tithe, and I know how it is to not tithe. We choose to be blessed.
I want to encourage you to choose to believe the truth of a matter despite what may be going on around you. It is easy to focus on bad news when it happens, and we all have our moments. Allow it to be just that a moment and then shake yourself and begin to speak what God said over the fact. We know the power that is in God’s Word. The Word of God, when spoken, has the power to change any circumstance. Don’t allow fear to rob you of what is rightfully yours. Peace, joy, and good health are just some of the promises we are entitled to. There is so much more. There is nothing too hard for God that He cannot handle, and there is nothing too small for God that He does not care. God cares about everything that you care about, and He is concerned about everything that concerns you!