When we’re in the waiting period between our prayer and the manifestation of our desires, it’s beneficial to meditate and confess God’s word.

When we meditate, we’re not humming to ourselves. Biblical meditation is seeing ourselves with the promise (Gen. 15:5). If it’s a house, see yourself driving up to it, walking through it, and going to sleep in it. If it’s overcoming pain in our bodies, imagine yourself doing the things you couldn’t do before the pain. We’re building an image in our minds to maintain and strengthen our faith.

Faith comes when we hear the word of God (Rom. 10:17). In that same waiting period, when we confess God’s word, we hear ourselves. When we hear ourselves speak God’s word, faith comes. We’re also imitating our Father by calling those things that are not yet manifested as though they were (Eph. 5:1; Rom. 4:17).

Confessions and meditation keep doubt and unbelief from contaminating our faith.

Genesis 15:5 NKJV Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”

Mark 11:23 NKJV For assuredly, I say to you, whoever SAYS to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he SAYS will be done, he will have whatever he SAYS.