One of the worst things in the world is feeling like your faith is being overpowered by fear.
It’s a feeling you never want to experience. You start feeling hopeless, sad, and alone.
As for me, I consider myself a person that is very strong in their faith. I always try to lean on God for direction and strength, and he is faithful every time.
If you need a reminder on how to keep your faith bigger than your fear, keep these 3 verses in mind.
- James 1:6 says, “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
When you ask your friend for a favor, do you automatically assume they’re not going to do it? Most of the time, you trust that they’re going to answer your request.
Without thinking, we should do the same with God. If we ask him halfheartedly for something, why would he answer our requests? He wants us to be on fire for him. Not hoping he’s working in our lives, but knowing he’s doing amazing things.
We “must believe and not doubt.” This is where we have to take a leap of faith to strengthen the foundation we stand on.
- Matthew 17:20 says, “You can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Think of the mountains in your life. Maybe it’s your boyfriend? A big test coming up? A dishonest friend? Whatever the situation may be, God will move in the midst of it.
If you ask God to move your mountains, watch the beauty of prayer unfold before your eyes. You’ll never truly experience the power of prayer until you pray with faith, through faith, and in faith.
- Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
Faith is a word with many meanings. For one, Hebrews puts it perfectly. Faith is confidence in what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. We don’t pray with wavering thoughts, we pray for certainty that God will heal our brokenness and fear.
There is one last verse in particular that speaks to me every time I read it. John 13:7 says, “Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing. But someday you will.”
He knows we don’t always understand his plan. He knows we have mountains. He knows we can be people of little faith.
Jesus was fully man and fully God. He understands our struggles and disappointments. But more importantly, understands the one that’s in control.
We may not see it now, but one day God will reveal his plan to us in all its glory. We just have to be willing to put our full trust in Him.
Let your faith be bigger than your fear, every single day.