Just What Does “Hold On” Really Mean?

“Just hold on, things will get better!” How many times have you heard that? Too many. But, what does that actually mean? Does it mean to just grit your teeth and endure ’til the end? Does it mean to continue to just put up with all the aggravation you’re going through? No, no, no! That’s not what it means, although to some, it actually does meant that.

So, just how do you “hold on” in the face of glaring obstacles? In the face of sickness and disease? In the face of lack? Let’s go to God’s Word and find out what He has to say.

Too many times people go to the world for their solutions and when they don’t work, they “shoot up” a prayer like scatter shot and hope something sticks. That’s not how it works.

God said that when we pray according to His Word, He hears us and then we know that we have the answer to our prayer. That’s great but then what do we do between amen and there it is? How do we continue believing in spite of what we see with our natural eyes? Let’s continue.

First and foremost is the fact that God’s Word is God’s Word. It is incorruptible seed and always works. We dishonor God by disbelieving His Word and believing the lies of the devil. And, we surely don’t want to ever be in a place of dishonoring God!

Since God’s Word is incorruptible seed, we must plant it by saying what He has said. That’s what He did in the beginning and that’s what we’re to do since we’re made in His image.

Once you commit to believing that God’s Word is true, the next step is to speak it forth in faith against the problem and then stand your ground against Satan and his evil barrage. We have to enforce his defeat by continuing to stand on God’s Word in faith.

Remember, what you see is temporary. What you want is eternal. Everything we need is in the spirit realm and we access it by faith to bring it into the physical realm. We have to guard our hearts from looking at the natural realm to determine if our prayers worked. That’s not the determining factor. God’s Word is the determining factor and His Word always works. We believe we receive when we pray, not when we see the results.

As I’ve said before, there’s a God-part and a man-part. He is faithful, faithful, faithful. But we must do our part. Our part is to believe His Word to us and His part is to do it. We can’t do His part and He won’t do our part. That’s what it means to walk by faith and not by sight.

Is it easy to “not look” at the circumstances? No, but it’s do-able and that’s what you must do if you’re to stand in faith until you see the manifestation of what you want.

You can’t see into the spirit realm with your natural eyes but you must look with the eyes of your faith and know that God’s Word is working day and night to cause your answer to manifest. You can do it. Keeps walking by faith and see your victory!

1 John 5:14-15 (KJV) 14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

1 Samuel 2:30b (KJV) 30  … for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

1 Peter 1:23 (KJV) 23  Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Mark 11:23 (KJV)  23  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
 2 Corinthians 4:18 (KJV) 18  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Mark 11:24 (KJV) 24  Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) 7  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

— Pamela




Author: Pamela Moyle

Pamela is a teacher, author, and life-long student of the Word of God, teaching foundational truths to help others walk by faith and not by sight!

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