Conquering Mountains

Our mountains represent the struggles we face in our everyday lives. It may be financial, relationships, health conditions and God knows what’s more. And each day, we climb up with sweat dripping down our foreheads as we toil under the heat of the sun – just as how the world taught us to do. If we come to think of it, we’re being driven by unbelief because of mere circumstances which we perceive with our given human senses. As a result and because we have our free-will, we tend to rely on our strength and climb on our own.

But once you’ve found Jesus and have chosen to live a life of obedience as result to His LOVE for you, you should know that things are going to be different. You won’t have to climb your mountains. This time, you tell them to move in His name.

God spoke about moving mountains a couple of times in the Bible:

  1. (Mark 11:23) – “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.
  2. (Matthew 21:21) – Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.
  3. (Matthew 17:20) He replied, “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.”

Upon reading these texts from the Bible, don’t you agree that it kinda feels like God is telling us this: “My dear child, haven’t I told you a couple of times that you can move mountains with faith? Then, what are you doing still climbing that thing?*facepalm

Some of us might think, “Oh, He just said that eons ago. He’s probably not going to mean that now!” The good news is, our God of thousand of years ago is the same God that He is today and forever (Hebrews 13:8)!

Fact is, no matter how much we struggle, it still won’t be enough to conquer all our troubles. We may try to fix things on our own or worry all day long but think of it – what’s the use? The Bible tells us that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (Philippians 4:19) So, relax. Put your faith in Christ. Acknowledge His love for you. Then, tell your mountains to move aside!

Today, I encourage you to have a talk with God. It’s a wonderful way to develop your relationship with Him. Read his Word. Once you do, you’ll begin to nurture your faith, trust and confidence in Him as your Lord God and Savior.

Prayer: Dear God, we trust you as you conquer our mountains for us. Help us go beyond our doubts. Instead, help us trust in Your promises that You created out of Your great love for us. Amen.


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