You should get the true picture of your circumstances from the Word of God, not from what you perceive, from what man has to say, or from what natural circumstances seem to dictate.
Your shelves may say, “Look, I’m nearly empty. There’s no food left. You will soon run out of provisions, and you will starve to death.” If your understanding is based on that empty cupboard, you are not understanding the situation as it really is because God’s Word says: “... my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
Your checkbook may reflect that you can't afford gasoline for the car to get to work, or for money to buy a warm coat needed for cold weather. But you must not get your understanding from your bank account, but from the Word of God which says, “No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11).
The newspaper or nightly television news may claim that conditions are perilous because crime is rampant, but the reality is that God says to you:
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10)
What the newspaper people, television personnel, and even your friends and family may not know is that although the facts may be true, there is no accurate understanding of a matter if they are devoid of God’s promises.
For every single situation in the world, for every fearful and overwhelming problem, God has the right viewpoint and is able to turn any situation completely around and give you victory. He reigns over every circumstance in your life. Every single one!
That is why it is important to know that the truth of your situation is in the sight of God. Even if He doesn’t give you a complete understanding of your circumstances, you can trust His understanding with utter confidence.
From birth, Jacob was led step-by-step by God to fulfill his destiny. God is leading you step-by-step also. You can trust Him to lead you each step of the way because He sees your circumstances as they really are and not as you perceive them to be.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.