Have you ever purchased something from the store that looked good in the box but when you got it home it really didn't work like you hoped it would?:
The answer is probably, "Yes".
The same goes for things we read or hear about that are found in the Bible.
Do they actually work when we get them out of the book and actually try to use them at home?
The answer is, "Yes, but you need to activate the promises with faith".
Faith literally activates the promises of God.
It's something that requires action on our part.
Ask God for help and He will.