For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, ‘Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame (Romans 10:10–11, emphasis added). When you say that Jesus is your Lord, you have to trust that He truly is. If you keep believing and saying that, the Bible says you will not be made ashamed.
If you tell people, “I have confessed Jesus as my Lord, and I am a child of God,” they may ask, “How do we know that? You’re still the same person we always knew.” Yet, if you keep confessing and believing it, you will not be made ashamed.
People will see a difference in you. If you keep studying and practicing God’s Word, He will truly become Lord of all areas of your life. Likewise, if you believe what you pray, if you confess and hold on to God’s truth concerning your situation, you will not be made ashamed. God promised that if we live righteously and delight in His Word, we will be “like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither,” and whatever we do will prosper. (See Psalm 1:1–3.) You can claim that truth for yourself in prayer, and if you keep saying and believing it, God says, “You won’t be made ashamed concerning it.”
God is faithful, so keep on praying and believing according to the word of faith.
Father, You are faithful to Your Word. Thank You for revealing to me Your faithfulness. I believe that I can pray in faith and not be ashamed. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: If you keep confessing and believing, you will not be made ashamed.
Reading: 2 Samuel 16–18; Luke 17:20–37
-Daily Power and Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)