Lord give us the strength to believe in what we cannot see!
Have you lost your faith in God? There are many challenges to faith: world events, science vs. the Bible, and bad things happen to good people… the list goes on and on.
The word of God speaks to believers about losing their faith and encourages Christians to stand strong when doubt starts to overtake belief.
Science wants evidence to prove belief, and that’s why you have a theory before you can say something is a law. A hypothesis tests the theory, which has to be repeatable and under a controlled environment. But, who controls God?
It’s hard to put him in a box and expect him to act the same with every person in a timely fashion. This is one of the clashes between science and the concept of faith as described in the Bible.
The world of science is often at odds with the world of religion. Where one lacks, the other makes up. And that can be conflicting for modern believers of God.
There is not an on/off switch for these two beliefs. Of course, there are radical Christians who deny the laws and rationale of science. They believe that God’s plan is not to be interfered with or altered, at any cost.
Most Christians hold a dual belief in both faith and science. These believers find comfort in the two because they fill in the blanks of each other. What science cannot explain, faith does, and vice versa.
Often, a lot of the controversy is fabricated to fit a certain agenda. Scientists and Christians are often pinned against each other in the mainstream media.
Also, political agendas offer a breeding ground for altercations between the two groups. Republican politician Ben Carson spoke to this topic when dismissed of his opinions because of his faith.
Carson said, “I’m not going to denigrate you because of your faith, and you shouldn’t denigrate me for mine.” This quote is important to remember because it boils down each belief to different sides of the same coin.
At the end of the day, science is just as much of a belief as faith. The root of science is concrete and tangible proof. The root of faith is the belief in things you cannot see. But both require the same amount of trust in the institution. God rewards those who believe in Him, even when the weight of the world tells us not to.
So when you are struggling to make ends meet with your faith in God and the tangible world around you, look to these scriptures verses to welcome God back into your life and keep the world spinning.
1. God is our strength.
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas; Though the waters of it roar and are troubled, Though the mountains tremble with the swelling of it.” — Psalm 46:1-3
2. He is our right-hand man.
“Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you; don’t be dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.” — Isaiah 41:10
3. Through God, we can achieve victory!
“Yahweh is my strength and song, He has become my salvation: This is my God, and I will praise him; My father’s God, and I will exalt him.” — Exodus 15:2
4. The safest place to be is in God’s embrace.
“You are my hiding place. You will preserve me from trouble. You will surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go. I will counsel you with my eye on you.” — Psalm 32:7-8
5. He has a plan for us.
“Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height? If then you aren’t able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest?” — Luke 12:25-26
6. You never walk alone.
“Haven’t I commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; don’t be afraid, neither be dismayed: for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9
7. There is nothing to fear with God on your side.
“Behold, God is my salvation. I will trust, and will not be afraid; for Yahweh, is my strength and song; and he has become my salvation.” — Isaiah 12:2
8. Fear isn’t even in God’s vocabulary!
“For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline.” — 2 Timothy 1:7
9. Our hearts grow stronger in God’s presence.
“Praise Yahweh! Blessed is the man who fears Yahweh, Who delights greatly in his commandments. He will not be afraid of evil news. His heart is steadfast, trusting in Yahweh. His heart is established. He will not be afraid in the end when he sees his adversaries.” — Psalm 112:1, 7-8
10. The strength of Christ empowers us.
“I know how to be humbled, and I know also how to abound. In everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in need. I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” — Philippians 4:12-13
11. God never lets you down.
“Be strong and of good courage, don’t be afraid, nor be scared of them: for Yahweh your God, he it is who does go with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you.” — Deuteronomy 31:6
12. Putting God first keeps your faith alive.
“I have set Yahweh always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” — Psalm 16:8