From the archives of Oral Roberts

I have found that worry often comes by looking at circumstances and conditions as they are or seem to be. When viewed in this way, your problems always look bigger than the solution.

There used to be a TV show in which a detective, inquiring into a case, would always say, “Just the facts, ma’am, just the facts.” It made good sense to a detective, but in the spirit realm the facts are not always the truth!

For example, while Jesus was hanging on the Cross, He was forsaken, suffering, and dying. Those were the facts. But the truth is that He was overcoming sin, sickness, demons, and hell! And the suffering of His death resulted in the glory of His resurrection. Jesus said, “Because I live, ye shall live also” (John 14:19).

The same principle is true for your life. The facts you face daily are not necessarily the truth. The fact may be that you are sick, but the truth is, by the stripes on Jesus’ back you were healed (1 Peter 2:24). The fact may be that you’re facing severe financial problems, but the truth is, when you plant your seeds of faith, God will multiply them back in a miracle financial harvest (Luke 6:38). The fact may be that you’re confused and don’t know which way to turn, but the truth is, the Holy Spirit knows exactly what the will of God is for your life, and He is interceding to the Father for you (Romans 8:26–27).

I want to encourage you, to remind you, that God really is in control of this world, and He is in control of your life. He wants you to stop worrying and believe the truth of His Word, instead of “just the facts.”