I want to be an encouragement to you today… I also want to be one to myself. I would like you to take a minute and step back from whatever is going on this moment in your life and have a long, hard look at things. Do you remember asking God for a certain something? A gift or a quality you’ve been praying for, for so long? We all have mountains or “valleys of death,” and often they are people and things that seem to block the development and progress of our spiritual life.
Maybe you’re asking God to remove whatever it is that hinders you? We tend to think if these things were removed, we would be in a better place spiritually; that these hindrances would make our lives so much better. WRONG!!! These conditions have been put in our lives to develop the qualities of character we long for. Maybe you prayed for more patience or for more humility – we tend to run away from anything that begins to test our endurance, the same endurance we beg God to give us! The only way patience or any other sterling characteristic trait is gained by enduring the very trials that seem so unbearable today.
Hope is screaming… “You can make it!” You, my friend are stronger than you think. Turn from running and face your trials with Jesus in the driver’s seat. There is nothing in your life that is too big for Him. Remember they are God’s mountains. He puts them there for a reason, and we know He will never fail to keep His promises…
“Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty; the LORD, invincible in battle.” Psalm 24:8
So when we come to the foot of the mountain, we will find our way