Deeper Day 152: Great Collision

What happens when your fear collides with your faith?

There are so many moments throughout our lives when we will see our fears and faith collide. It is in these moments that we make a decision, which god will I serve? Will I serve the god of fear and hopelessness, or will I serve the God of the universe, the Creator of all things? These moments happen for every person, but the responses can be so varied.

This Covid stuff has caused a collision of fear and faith like we never imagined. Immediately when things began to emerge and I saw that America was going to make some strange decisions, I went to God first. Before the media and before I consulted others, and He placed a giant peace within me. Then He asked me for something. He asked me to be a voice of peace and praise throughout this time.

I responded with my “Yes” even though it was uncomfortable, but what unfolded for me personally because of this choice is something I don’t think I’ve mentioned yet.

Because I had committed to daily encouragements for a season, I had motivation to get dressed more often than I would have otherwise, since we had nowhere to go anyway. I had to remain focused on truth, in order to share truth and peace, so it covered my heart and mind. I had the interaction with the facebook world because of the videos that helped to combat any loneliness I was feeling. And the greatest benefit for me was that my children saw that I was navigating this trying time with peace and not releasing fear over our household.

These great collisions are revealers.

If this had all happened many years ago when my faith was fledgling and I was largely clueless about God, I might have walked a far different path. I thank God every day for the time we’ve put into our relationship together. Time with Him is exponentially invaluable.

What it is that comes out of you when your fear and faith collide? We all have to learn how to still and quiet our souls. Don’t be ashamed if your response was from a position of fear. We ALL battle this. We ALL have to grow in this, and it’s our history with Jesus that makes it easier and easier as times come and go.

Without my struggles of yesterday, I would have been woefully unprepared for this day and time. I thank God for His mercy and that He has disciplined me to withstand the ups and downs of life.

Prayer Moment: God, I pray that every day you would give me courage to choose faith over fear. Lord, I know I have failed at this many times in the past, but today is a new day! Today, I choose Your voice over all others. I choose to believe in Your goodness. You remain the same and I trust in that. Thank You for being Who You are. I adore You. In Jesus name, Amen.

My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul. Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise You, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of You among the peoples. For great is Your love, higher than the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and let Your glory be over all the earth. Psalm 108:1-5