1. And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
2. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
3. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
4. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
5. For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
6. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
7. And he arose, and departed to his house.
8. But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.
When you're feeling weak, it's easy to agree with your body, it takes faiths to say, Joel 3:10.
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say, I [am] strong.
When sickness comes, it's easy to agree with it, but faith says, 1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
How about when financial pressure comes? It's easy to say what you see on paper, it takes faith to boldly confess, "Psalm 23:1 The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want." or Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all (my) need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
How about when your children have gone astray? It's easy to say what you see. It takes faith to say, Acts 11:14.
Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. God's plan for us will always include believing in our heart and saying with our mouth. You can't escape it. It may be easier to say what folks around you are saying, but faith will say the promises of God or the instructions of God. By agreeing with God with your words, you authorize the Holy Spirit to work in your behalf. The more you say what God says, the easier it will become for you to say it.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.