Have you graduated from little faith to big faith? Recently Jesus’ words in Matthew 8:26 spoke to me. “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” (NIV). After decades of walking with Him, you’d think I could drop the “little” before faith. Instead, I found myself battling new fears.
My book Little Women, Big God: It’s not the size of your problems, but the size of your God is to be released March 8, 2016! Whoo who! Yes, I’m excited and thankful. But as crazy at it may sound, the approaching release has produced some dread.
Negative thoughts like: my audience is tiny; my marketing ability is slight, and I’m not ready, have taunted me. Ironically, God has used the title of my book to calm me.
Little Women, Big God: It’s not the size of your problems, but the size of your God has become a call to faith. I am not supposed to focus on the size of my challenge, my skill, or my experience. As with any assignment, the size of my God is what counts.
Little Women, Big God looks at the lives of the women in Jesus’ genealogy. Each of these women faced humanly impossible challenges, some brought on by their own bad choices. But most of their hardships came from living in a broken world. The most impossible challenge came as a direct assignment from God.
In every case, God showed up and turned these women’s lives around and gave them remarkable stories. The greatness of their God saved them, not the size of their resources—or even the size of their faith.
I realized anew, a mustard seed of faith in a great God moves mountains. I need to quit focusing on how much faith I have and place my little faith in my big God.
Has a health issue, a rebellious child, or a financial crisis stirred up your doubts and fears? Or perhaps like me, it is a wonderful opportunity that has summoned feelings of inadequacy. Repeat after me: “It’s not the size of my problems, but the size of my God,” and experience the magic of little faith in a big God!
Question: Would you rather have big faith or a big God?
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Debbie W. Wilson
Little Women, Big God: It’s not the size of your problems, but the size of your God is available for pre-order on Amazon. Click here.
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