You believe. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” according to Hebrews 11:1. It doesn’t say faith is the evidence of things that don’t exist! Faith is the evidence of things that do exist; they just exist in the unseen world. They are spiritual reality. Faith takes from the spiritual world and brings it into the physical world.
Jesus said in John 14:4, “Where I’m going you know and the way you know.” But with their little minds, the disciples couldn’t comprehend what He was saying. Since they didn’t understand it, they said, “Jesus, you must be wrong.” You need to recognize that God’s Word is smarter than you’ll ever hope to be. If you live to be 110, you’ll never begin to approach the wisdom of God. You need to make a decision: “God, your Word is true.”
When God says that you are healed by the stripes of Jesus, is that a true statement or not? Some of us say, “I know the Word says that, but my body says I’m not healed. Oh, I wish I could be healed.” Are you saying that? Then you’re calling God a liar. It’s simple — it’s is so simple you have to have someone help you misunderstand it!
We’ve come up with elaborate ways of rationalizing our failures so that it doesn’t throw the blame on us. But when we make these statements of doubt, we’re basically calling God a liar. We’re doing the same thing Thomas did because we’re exalting our own reasoning, our own feelings, our own senses, above what God’s Word says. If you do that, you’re never going to prosper or have your needs met or get healed or make it through a crisis, because Satan always will put emotions and events on you that make it look like God’s Word isn’t true.
You must get to the place where you exalt God’s Word and believe it more than you believe the physical realm.