Having grown up in the Word-Faith camp, I felt like I knew pretty much everything there was to know about faith, and living by faith.

Then my faith was tested, and I found out how little I knew.

Over an extended period of time, I worked all the faith formulas I knew to resolve a situation in my life. I made positive confessions, declared and prophesied, praised…everything I knew. Nothing budged. And then I did something I never, ever thought I would do.

I gave up.