When God Doesnt Move Your Mountains
What do you do when God doesn’t move your mountains? What mountains you ask?
You know which mountains are in your life. Yours might be different from ours, but we all have mountains in our lives.
Life is hard at the best of times for any of us. Perhaps your mountains are in the form of:
- financial hardships and the inability to pay basic bills
- health and medical concerns that have no ultimate cure
- mental health issues such as depression, bipolar struggles, or more
- addictions—whether it is drugs, alcohol, sexual, or even food
I’m sure now that these couple of prompts have reminded you about your mountains. Those mountains that some days threaten to crush you under the weight.
God’s View Of Your Mountains
What we tend to forget is that in the greater scheme of life and the universe, God doesn’t view our mountains as mountains. Yes, they may be big, and yes, we need to climb and perhaps even conquer them. But to God, it is not as big as we see it from our angle of sight.
Of course, when you look up at it, it is huge! I understand that and I totally get it.
Currently Barry and I are walking a path in life where it seems that the sun is hidden most days. Just because of the shadows covering us from the mountains we are facing.
But remember, God doesn’t view your mountains as mountains.
When You Can’t See The Majestic Beauty
Typically when you think of mountains, the physical real ones, you are reminded of breathtaking views. You see their regal, majestic beauty.
However, with the mountains of life, we tend to forget to take a step back and appreciate the beauty of them.
There is an expression I tell others who are being threatened of being crushed by their mountains.
And I need to continually remind myself of the same advice—BREATHE.
When you are feeling the crushing weight and dark shadows—this is when you need to somehow,
- step back,
- pull back,
- take a break
- or something else that works for you.
Some how you need to get a different perspective on your mountain. You need to breath and then take in the majestic, breathtaking view instead. Appreciate the mountain, even if just for a brief moment, before continuing your climb to conquer it.
Learning To View The Mountain From God’s Angle
Although this can be a huge struggle, you and I both need to learn to view the mountains as beautiful.
Even as I’m writing this article over a period of days, I’ve been trying to fight past the darkness of the shadows being cast over Barry and I. Instead, I’m trying to dig deep inside and worship. Worship God and give Him the praise and the glory. Yes, even about the mountains that look to, at times, crush us.
As you seek to do that, you will be surprised.
Just yesterday, driving to the drug store to pick up 2 dozen eggs, I found my spirit within me singing a song. As the song started to bubble up within me and get to my lips I consciously realized what it was!
“Thank you Lord, for saving my soul,….”
Learning to view the mountain from God’s angle will put a whole new perspective on it. Even though the solution to your problems might not appear overnight, you will be able to find the inner strength to keep going.
A Promise From God
As I was searching for verses dealing with being overwhelmed and fighting back, I discovered this verse. Although I’ve read it before, it took on a deeper meaning.
Isaiah 41: 15-16 (KJV) God was saying this:
Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
Wow! What a promise. God will give you and I a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth. That sounds like it will help cut things down, doesn’t it?
God continues, saying that you will thresh the mountains, and beat them small. And the wind shall carry them away!
So if God is already promising that, we need to start rejoicing in the LORD now. Dig deep and start praising God. No matter how big your mountains, dig deep and start praising Him.
And remember, God said you only need the faith the size of a mustard seed to move the mountains.
Get started today and thank Him for the promises to deal with those mountains in your life. No matter how big and looming they are at this present moment in time.
When God Doesn’t Move Your Mountains, Praise Him.
If it appears that God isn’t moving your mountains, praise Him. Remember, you don’t have God’s view or perspective of the mountains in your life. Perhaps He is training you for a bigger call and purpose, and you need to learn something important right now. Praise Him, and ask Him what He wants you to learn.
Perhaps God is raising your level of faith. Maybe lately it hasn’t even been the size of a mustard seed. Praise Him. Ask Him to raise up your faith. God will show you how to move that mountain with the mustard seed of faith.
By seeking Him and praising Him, even if the mountain doesn’t move right away, God promises you that He will never leave nor forsake you. He will be with you every step. Praise Him.
By digging deep you will find that God has placed a song or a word deep in your spirit too. Mine was a song of praise and thanks.
What is it for you?
Seek Him and you shall find Him. Rest in the assurance that God has a plan and purpose for your life. It may not always be easy, but it will be beneficial. Even in the pain and struggles.
So, if it seems that God isn’t moving your mountains—PRAISE HIM!