The fact is what you see (or perceive with your physical senses). Do not believe it. The truth is what you will see if you believe.
To the world you believe what you see. But in the kingdom of God you see what you believe.
Abraham faced the facts that his body was as good as dead and Sarah’s womb was the same – also dead. He did not deny it. But he did not believe it. He believed the truth of God. He believed that God’s Word is true. He believed that God is a faithful God and would not go back on His Word. He believed in the face of the discouraging facts. His faith did not waver but was rather strengthened. When all human reason for hope was gone, he hoped in faith (Romans 4: 17-21).
So do not say what you see. Say what you believe. With your words you create life or death (Proverbs 18:21). Create life. The truth as Jesus presented it is that if you say to a mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea’, and you do not doubt in your heart but believe what you say it will happen. It will be done for you (Mark 11:23).
So, in spite of what your situation may be, no matter what your circumstances look like, believe what God’s Word says about you and confess it. Believe that He loves you and has your best interest at heart. Believe that He is working all things together for your good according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). Take note, His purpose not yours. But it is for your good. He made us. We are His. He has a plan. Trust it. Trust Him. Believe that He is making something beautiful out of everything, including the unpleasant ones and the messy situations.
The fact is your situation is hopeless, humanly. The truth is He is God and is able to turn your situation around to give you a pleasant surprise that will amaze you and those who will be privileged to witness it or hear your testimony.
‘Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. … What is seen was not made out of what was visible’ (Hebrews 11:1, 3). The facts are before you, face them. But, believe, have faith, be certain of the truth that you do not yet see.
John 11:40 – Then Jesus said, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?’