My God is bigger, and I can prove it.


Sometimes I get overwhelmed when I look back at the way God has carried me over the years. He has carried me during my darkest times. Times when I couldn’t feel Him. Times when I questioned whether he even loved me.  Listen friends, if He can heal me and bring freedom to me that He can do the same for you! We serve a big God my friends, and if you need proof today,

I got yo proof.

God is huge. He's infinite. Every part of life begins AND ends with Him. He is eternal. He's BIGGER than your fear! He's BIGGER than your doubt and unbelief! He's BIGGER than your mistake! SO.MUCH.BIGGER. He's BIGGER than your shame. He's BIGGER than your disease.

I went horseback riding while I was at New Life Ranch last weekend. It was quite the experience. My horses name was Stickers. Stickers carried me down a trail that was winding, rocky and steep. As he carried me up that oh-so-steep path I was reminded of the way Jesus carries us.

I was reminded of how strong my Jesus is. 

I don’t know how that horse did it. It was rocky. I’m not talking pebbles folks. I’m talkin’ rocks. Like-  big, sharp edged-y type rocks. The kind of rocks that I, in no way, shape or form would be able to walk on without tough soled shoes on my feet; much less added weight to carry?!! Stickers had no problem. He carried me up the trail. Not gonna lie, it was scary. At any moment Stickers could have gotten tired and dropped me or even fell. But he didn’t. He didn’t because he’s strong. When we got to the top, the view was literally INCREDIBLE. I thought to myself; wow…it was so worth it. The journey was worth it.

Jesus carries us you guys. God carries us in his arms. Psalm 68:1 #hecarriesus #heisSTRONG Click To Tweet

When you don’t feel him anywhere around He is carrying you. He’s holding you. If you’ll stick with him…if you’ll keep your eyes focused on HIM… He will carry you. He will carry you the whole way. When it’s rocky, He’s there. When it’s steep, He’s there. And when you finally reach the top, the view will be amazing. You can’t see the view if you don’t go through the rocky, winding road!

If He can bring healing and restoration to my marriage after it was completely wrecked by infidelity, He can do the same for you!

If He can bring freedom and heal this heart that was full of shame and guilt, wondering if I’d ever be able to be the wife and mother to my family, He can do the same for you!

He took my daughters, held their hearts and whispered “oh how I love you” into their child-like ears.

He healed my daughter’s brain when she was still in my womb, so listen up mamma- He can do the same for you!

He took my friend’s heart, after it had been trampled into the ground and He has given her wholeness and healing. This dear friend and her children have been through the darkest of times anyone can imagine and now she is getting ready to marry a man who truly loves her. I’m telling you, God is BIGGER.

Those are just a few of the things my God has done for me and those I love.



But just in case you still don’t believe me- here’s some scripture to back it up.

  • Psalm 147:4 He counts the stars and calls them all by name.
  • Isaiah 40:12 Who else has held the oceans in his hand? Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers? Who else knows the weight of the earth or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?
  • Psalm 147:5 How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!
  • Psalm 8:3-4 (one of my fav’s) When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers; the moon and the stars you set in place, what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?

So- imagine that we’re having a cup of coffee together and listen to me and lean in.

God has you, do you hear me?

He did NOT bring you this far to let you sink!  NO.HE.DID.NOT.

He’s BIGGER than your fear!

He’s BIGGER than your doubt and unbelief!

He’s BIGGER than your mistake! SO.MUCH.BIGGER.

He’s BIGGER than your shame.

He’s BIGGER than your disease.

Oh, my dear friend…HE’S BIGGER.

Let God be big in your life so that the devil can be weak! Let God be big in your life so that the devil can be weak! #GodisBIGGER Click To Tweet

Good grief he made the ocean! Who does that?? {god} He knows how many hairs we have on our heads?! I mean…I have every confidence that my hubby loves the daylights out of me, every confidence in the world. But he doesn’t know how many hairs I have on my head?! He doesn’t love me that much???! But.God.Does.

God is huge. He’s infinite. Every part of life begins AND ends with Him. He is eternal.

That’s not the cool part, though. The cool part is that even though God is big…he stoops down ever so low to hear our hearts cry for help. There’s no one like Him. No one. Give your problems to Him. Draw upon His strength that He gives freely.

God is huge. He's infinite. Every part of life begins AND ends with Him. He is eternal. He's BIGGER than your fear! He's BIGGER than your doubt and unbelief! He's BIGGER than your mistake! SO.MUCH.BIGGER. He's BIGGER than your shame. He's BIGGER than your disease.

Are you going through a season of doubt? Hurt? Shame? Oh my friend -cling to His promises in the verses I quoted above. He’s there with you right now!

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  1. Cindy Krall says:

    Loved “yo proof”! Girlfriend…You. Are. Right! It was a genuine treat to meet you this past weekend. I only wish we could have visited more. I’m praying great blessings on you today!

    • Shannon says:

      Ha! Thanks Cindy! I wish we could have visited more, too. Next year, maybe it should be a week long thing?? 😉

  2. Leah says:

    I love this comparison! The visual really helps me understand and put in perspective what it is He is doing for me during the toughest times. Good read 🙂

  3. I just took a much needed spin through Isaiah 40 because I needed to be reminded of how big God is. Thanks for the refresher course today!

  4. Sarah Koontz says:

    I just saw this quote from Lysa Terkeurst yesterday and it spoke to my heart, “Sometimes our toughest hardship leads to our greatest purpose.” The only way I am able to encourage others is because I’ve walked through the valley and discovered the power of God’s redeeming love. My story is so different from yours, yet the bigness of God is stamped on my life as well. So grateful for beautiful sisters like you who have the courage to share their broken in order to also share how God healed their broken. God is bigger, and you proved it!

    • Shannon says:

      So so true- I would give anything to change the decisions I made for those who suffered hurt. WIth that said, I wouldn’t take back the journey for anything, because it has brought me to today. I love that each of our stories, as different as they be, are interwoven into a beautiful tapestry of Gods work. Thank you Sarah for your encouraging words and for stopping by today!

  5. Girl, YO PROOF is gooooood stuff!!! Loved this post, Shannon, and SO WISH we could’ve chatted more at the retreat… it seems as though we have been through several very similar battles…. several!

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful soul w/ the world and encouraging us with your words today. Just lovely.


    • Shannon says:

      CRYSTAL> i love you girl. Thank you so much for stopping by and saying Hi today! I want to hear your story sometime, okay? xoxox

  6. Brenda says:

    Amen, sister. Love that! ((xoxo))

  7. Amen! He is SO GREAT BIG! Shannon, I love this post. And I just love you so much! God is doing such wonderful things through you. Through you, He is sharing His love and hope and REDEMPTION with so many.

    Big Hugs,

  8. Holly Brown says:

    I love this post!! It’s amazing to think about the vastness of God as we step back from our small worlds to look at all that HE is and all that HE did and continues to do. I’ll be featuring this post tomorrow for the next round of the Grace & Truth link-up! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, it’s been an honor reading your posts as you’ve linked them up with us!

  9. Dawn says:

    Love the fire that is in you Shannon, the way you light others with the spark he set ablaze in your heart. We need to hear these words, to be reminded of bold faith and strong confession and powerful hope and possible miracles.

    And sometimes, we need to be reminded of Isaiah’s commentary on God’s fullness and David’s Prose of Adoration again…to waste time in His Word, if that is even possible. To spend time filling up on the truth so that we can pour it out in rivers.

    Love your words. Thanks for sharing them at #GraceMoments!

  10. McKenzie says:

    I love the verse about God counting the stars, it is definitely proof of his vastness. I am so glad that you feel God’s strength. Thank you for sharing this!

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