James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

As believers, we see something we want such as a new car, a new job, the manifestation of healing, or an increase in finances. The practical application to receive that thing is to release our faith. So we believe. A month goes by and it hadn’t materialized. Another month and still nothing. After a year or so, some of us give up and say something “spiritual” like, “it wasn’t God’s will for me to have that.” Others say, their faith wasn’t strong enough.

In reality, we weren’t patient enough. Faith requires patience. Abraham and Joseph waited years before receiving what God had promised and we may have to wait too. Regardless of the time it takes and what we experience, don’t stop believing God.

If He (not our emotions) said it, He will bring it to pass.