God is bigger than any struggle we face. This weekend, we sang “Bigger Than I Thought” by Sean Curran.
Today, spend time listening to this song again and remember these words throughout the day.
Sean opens up the song by singing, “Speak to me when the silence steals my voice.” Throughout history, silence has plagued humankind. It cripples our minds and blinds us to the truth of our surroundings. Author and poet Clint Smith said, “Silence is the residue of fear.” Faith frees us from the danger of silence.
The Oxford Dictionary defines faith as “trust in someone’s ability or knowledge; trust that someone or something will do what has been promised.”
The definition of faith may seem simple, but all of us struggle with our faith from time to time. We put too much stock into the things we see, hear, touch, or smell. We focus on our humanity, but where do we turn when humanity fails us? What do we do when we lose faith in our humanity?
Hebrews 11: 1-3 (NIV)
1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith, we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Our belief doesn’t make us exempt from the struggles of life, but our faith in God will help and guide us through the tough times even when we lose focus. Sean sings, “I believe but help my unbelief…help me reach the faith that’s underneath.” God knows that fear will silence our voices, minds, and hearts. Our trust in him will restore the sound.
How do you struggle with keeping your faith? Do you have a go-to Bible verse when you are feeling afraid?
Find time throughout the week to strengthen your relationship with God. Go deeper into the LivingItOut studies, and find time to pray and have a conversation with God.
21 Days of Prayer:
Day 5 – Connection with God relationally (Romans 8:15)
Father, I come to you in prayer today, thankful that I am your child. You have forgiven me and adopted me as your own. You have made me righteous and restored our relationship. I am so grateful that you are my Father. Thank you for loving me. I love you. Amen.
Day 6 – Faith in God’s ability (Jeremiah 32:17)
Father God, nothing is too hard for you! Through your great power, all things are possible. All authority is yours, all might is yours, and I know that your victory will be complete. You are amazing, and I worship you. I praise you for your power and presence in my life. You are my God, and you are worthy of all praise. Amen.
Day 7 – Worshiping him (Proverbs 18:10)
God, I am in awe of you. Your name is a strong tower, a place of protection and safety for me. I praise you as my healer, my shepherd, and my banner of victory. You are my peace, my provider, my righteousness, and my sanctifier. Your name is great, and I worship you. Amen.
This post was written by Jaron Camp, a regular contributor to the LivingItOut Bible Study.
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