We have to change our attitude and rejoice in the Lord and we have to thank Him in advance for what we are praying for. Adjusting our attitude will radically change our perspective. We can’t fight against are battles alone we must face a spiritual battle, and we must fight with superior firepower—with prayer that’s bolstered by rejoicing, praising and declaring the Word of God, which is His war strategy for giving us this victory. We must choose to rejoice, no matter what our situation looks like. God wants us to dance, to praise Him before the breakthrough occurs.
“But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.” Acts 16:25-25
As we see in this passage and many times throughout Scripture that God sent the victory after His people thanked Him. While we’re standing on God’s Word, waiting for Him to bring the victory, praise Him. Praise is the vital co-ingredient that will push through the answer to our prayer. Praise is the act of faith that lets God know we trust His promise to come through for us. Putting more praise on our scales will balance out the unbelief and doubt every time.
The alternative—depression—certain ly doesn’t make anything happen, except create a roadblock to answered prayer. The enemy of our soul wants to put up Hoover Dam-sized walls between our petitions and the manifestation. Jesus said answered prayer would be one of the ongoing sources of our joy: “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. … These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:7, 11). So lets just stay in His presence, stand on His Word and begin to rejoice for the manifestation of our prayers.