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"I believe, Lord, overcome my unbelief." | Answering Christ's questions

The Power of Weakness Through Faith: Overcoming Unbelief

Season 11, episode 217
34 min / Published

Stephanie delves deeper into Jesus' question of "Have you here anything to eat?" and how it invites us to perceive and know Him more deeply. One possible answer to His question is today's statement, "I believe, Lord, overcome my unbelief!" Stephanie reflects on the challenge of waiting for answers in prayer and the power of true, humble prayer. She tackles deep topics like self-awareness, humility, and weakness, reflecting on her own experiences with chronic pain and broken relationships. Together, she invites us to emphasize the importance of acknowledging weakness and surrendering to God. Additionally, she provides insight on Tim Keller's famous statement that it is better to have a weak faith in a strong Christ than a strong faith in a weak Christ, and how true faith comes from God's invitation to grow within us. She also discusses the power of true prayer and how it requires confession, humility, and surrender to God.

In this episode, we cover the following topics, and more:
- The true meaning of Jesus' question "Have you here anything to eat?"

- Perception and knowing Jesus more truly

- The density and reality of Jesus' glorified body

- Overcoming unbelief with self-awareness, humility, and ambition

- Acknowledging weakness to allow God to make Himself strong through us

- The challenge of waiting for answers in prayer- Power of true prayer: confession, repentance, humility, and surrender to God

- Importance of having a weak faith in a strong Christ

- True faith coming from God's intervention to plant, water, and grow the seed of faith in us

- Daring to disassociate from public opinion and choose Jesus, trusting Him to sort out mixed motives

BONUS CONTENT | QUESTIONS TO GO DEEPER, on your own or with a friend

1. How does Stephanie Rousselle relate to the story of the desperate father seeking a miracle for his sick child?

2. In what ways do you struggle with belief and doubt, and how have you sought to overcome your unbelief?

3. How can acknowledging our weakness help us to draw closer to God and experience His strength in our lives?

4. What are some of the challenges of waiting for answers in prayer, and how can we maintain faith and hope during these times?

5. Why is prayer important, and what are some of the key elements of true prayer that Stephanie emphasizes?

6. How might we cultivate humility, vulnerability, and honesty in our relationship with God through prayer?

7. What are some of the benefits of choosing Jesus even when we have mixed motives or face opposition from others?

8. What role does self-awareness and ambition play in nurturing our faith and relationship with God?

9. How might we apply the concept of faith being a seed that God plants, waters, and grows in our own lives?

10. What steps might we take to live out our faith in a way that invites the world around us to experience the love and truth of Jesus?


This series is an invitation to immerse yourself in the various ways God communicates to us, and us to Him. So pay attention, He is here and willing to whisper in your ear.

A word of caution: don’t come to Scripture with the agenda of finding yourself there. Right now we are going to take Scripture in. Like breathing, like eating, like smelling a flower. Don’t come to Scripture with the agenda of finding yourself there. Come with the firm intention of discovering God instead. And then Scripture will never disappoint. God promises to be found in the places where He dwells – His Word especially. And in the process, you will undoubtedly find yourself as you find Him. So as we enter the hallowed pages of Scripture together, through a humble doorway and a very simple story, ask yourself: what is this telling me about Jesus?


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