For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with his mouth confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:10
Today I found out something that caught me off guard. I was shocked and immediately it triggered me and took me back 2 years. I was instantly under a dark cloud, crying and was instantly in fear. No matter what I did, I was not able to shake the fear and insecurity I felt. I began feeling that I was confined and had to get out and escape how I felt. I could not have this not only ruin my day, but I could not allow this fear to control my thoughts and feelings. As I began driving down the road I cried out to God. I asked for his help so that I would see things through his eyes and with a healthy perspective. I also asked for him to help me see truth versus believing lies from the enemy. As I began asking for help this is what came out of my mouth….. I serve a mighty and powerful God and that according to your word in Job, your word says that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. Lord your word says that my help comes from you and I will not place confidence in myself or man – only you! As I started confessing, my emotions started to catch up to my words and I was able to shake off the fear that came against me. I teach the word, but I am an imperfect being and I have struggles like you and just like you I need encouragement.
This verse here in James is outlining the power of our confession. The word salvation here in the Greek actually means deliverance or preservation. By my confession I was delivered from the temptation to remain fearful and worry and once again my peace was preserved.
Your words are powerful and can turn any situation around or can deliver from your circumstance. My pastor says that whatever you confess you will possess or it will possess you — I broke the grip of fear and you can break whatever is possessing you.
Mark 11 says that truly I say to you, whoever speaks to this mountain to be taken up and cast into the sea, and believes in his heart what he says will happen, it will be granted to him. Why is a mountain mentioned here? Because it represents an impossibility – a mountain is impossible to move and so your circumstances seem impossible. But not with God, so begin to start confessing what you want to see and your words will bring deliverance from what is possessing you. God loves you so much.