This is what God is teaching us, He has to keep results that are encouraging away from us until we learn to trust Him without them. Then He loves to make His Word as real to us in actuality as it is in our faith – A.B Simpson Streams in the Desert (August 31st).
Faith dares to claim a promised victory solely on the basis of the authority of God’s Word, even though there might be no physical signs of fulfillment. God will answer His promises in response to our faith. – Paraphrased from Streams in the Desert (September 4th).