What do you think of when you hear the word “mountains”? A massive elevation, the appearance of which seems to kiss the sky; solid rock; ranges across the horizon?
Who or what could move them?
I love mountains. Brian and I honeymooned in Helen, GA. We’ve also enjoyed traveling on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Those are the kind of mountains we wouldn’t want to move.
There are mountains we can visibly see, and those we cannot. God moves mountains out of our way all throughout our lives, some of which we may never have known were there.
In Matthew 17:20 Jesus says this:
“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
While the mountain is a metaphor, we often view our trials as mountains, don’t we?
When we pray through faith for a mountain to move, what we view as the mountain may only be the tip of the iceberg so to speak.
What I mean is, there’s a battle going on beyond what we can see, and the outcome we pray for may not be what will win the battle.
In Hebrews we learn that faith is the substance of things hoped for but not seen. We have hope no matter what the outcome, as long as we place our total trust in God.
Let’s take our eyes off the mountain blocking our view, and fix our eyes upon Jesus. Through Him all things are possible.
What if eternal life for just one person is the most important reason for the mountain to be there in the first place? Had the mountain moved too soon, the divine appointment may have been missed.
How many lives have we touched while standing in the shadow of the mountain?
Who stands with us as the sun rises over the peak. Yes, it is God; it is always God, and He is always good.
Our mountains are smaller than mustard seeds to a God so big; our mustard seed faith towers over mountains as it grows through what He is teaching us.
He is compassionate; He is faithful; He is LORD.
No matter the mountain, no matter the trial, His purpose is for good for those who love Him.
There will come a day when what we hope for will be seen. When our hope is realized in glory.
So say to the mountain “move” according to His will and His timing. His grace is sufficient.