There are things God's already done. The moment you prayed he set the miracle into motion, he lined up the healing, the right person, the breaks you need. Now, the key is you have to stay in faith until those upstream blessings make it down to you.
If you're going to see upstream blessings, you have to have upstream faith. "I'm not by what I see, I know God is working, I know things have changed in my favor, I know the answer is on the way". If you have that kind of attitude, it's just a matter of time before you see what God has done upstream.
Don't let what's happening downstream talk you out of what God has done upstream. If you're going to see upstream blessings, you have to keep believing, keep praising, keep expecting. Walk by faith and not by sight.
A lot of people get out of the water, "Nothing happened, Joel, this doesn't work for me". No, the upstream blessing is there, but you have to have upstream faith, knowing that it's coming for it to get to you.
Like with Daniel, the moment you prayed, according to God's word, he did something upstream. He dispatched the angel, he set things in motion. You can't see it right now, but upstream things have changed in your favor, upstream healing has been released, upstream the right people have been lined up, upstream the breaks you need, the restoration, the vindication has been put in place.
Are you going to get discouraged, give up on what you're believing for, only have downstream faith? Or you going to dig your heels in and say, "I'm not moved by what I don't see. God, I know upstream you've already changed things, you've already damned up the waters, stop this sickness, lined up the promotion, set the right people in my path. Lord, I thank you that is on the way". God has upstream blessings for you, things you're believing for. He's already set into motion, but he's looking for upstream faith.
If you only have downstream faith, "Joel, I'll believe when I see it", that's going to keep you from upstream blessings. Can I encourage you? It's upstream. God has already taken care of it. Now, stay in faith while it flows downstream. Don't get talked out of it while you're waiting for things to change.
You're going to come in to some upstream blessings, things that God has already made happen, opportunity, healing, abundance. God is going before you right now, but here's the key: don't let downstream doubt keep you from upstream blessings.
Now, do your part and have upstream faith. The Jordan river may not be party, you don't see anything happening, but upstream the miracle has already taken place. God has stopped the water, it's just a matter of time before you see things change in your favor. Keep believing, keep expecting, keep praising. If you'll do this, I believe and declare: you're about to see some upstream blessings.