When you begin to know whose you are, some powerful things begin to take place in your faith.
God becomes bigger than your last experience
When your faith is all about feelings, it’s easy to get discouraged. Somehow God becomes as big or as small as your last experience. It’s a roller-coaster faith that goes up and down based on how you feel at the moment and it’s exhausting.
God is bigger than our feelings. That’s truth to hang onto. That’s what starts to sink into our hearts the more we realize whose we are.
I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him int he place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Eph. 1:19-20 NLT
Who is that power for? You and me. When you place your trust in feelings, you believe in your emotions or circumstances rather than scriptural truth.
Let’s say that you yelled at your kids.
You went to bed angry last night with a loved one.
You messed up and your heart is heavy with shame.
Or you’re doing everything “right” and you still feel less than. . .
When God is bigger than our feelings, we flip those emotions to seek God in the midst of them and this is what we find:
He is big enough to forgive you and create a fresh slate (Lamentations 3:22-23).
He gives you wisdom when you ask for it (James 1:5).
What about those of you who say, “I’m doing everything I know to do?”
Then rest in what He’s already done for you. The power of the cross isn’t found in what you do, but in what has already been done for you.
For today, read the above scriptures. Write them down in your journal.
Take the focus off of you (what you do, don’t do, what you wish you’d do more of) and place it on His mighty power offered to you.
Thank you to Rebecca Drake of bdrakephotography for permission to use her beautiful photo.