Total Confidence in God’s Word
“I have questioned God sometimes when prayers have gone unanswered. But answered prayer is still harder to believe.” —David Wilkerson, The Cross and the Switchblade
Christ is the living Word of God. When you are shut in with him in prayer, the Holy Spirit will always lead you to God's revealed Word. He will build up your faith by feeding you from the Bible even while you're in the secret closet!
We are commanded, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. ... Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day ... And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:11, 13, 17). It’s the armor of God that enables us to withstand the enemy’s fiery arrows in times of crisis. God’s Word is an important element to the armor that strengthens us for spiritual warfare.
Often when you receive specific instructions from the Lord, his Spirit will whisper, “Now turn to...”, directing you to a passage of scripture. God's Word will speak to you directly, telling you how to get through your crisis.
Open up his word and glean life-giving truth. But also get alone with God and invite him to feed your spirit through intimate communication.