Looking up from the Bottom of the Mountain

“I will turn all my mountains into roads.”

Isaiah 49:11

We all have mountains in our lives. Often they are people or things that threaten to block the progress of our spiritual or physical life (or both).

These obstacles may be untruths told about us; or a difficult occupation; “a thorn in [the] flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7). Our daily cross.

And often we pray for their removal, because we tend to think that if only these were removed, we would live a more tender, pure, and holy life.

But Jesus says to us, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart . . . !” (Luke 24:25).

These obstacles are the very conditions we need for achievement. They have been put in our lives as the means of producing the gifts and qualities for which we have been praying so long.

We pray to be calmer more patient people. But when something begins to test us, we run from it…yet it is the test that will develop patience in us.

We need to stop running and submit. We need to learn by faith to be partakers of Christ’s suffering. To face our trials in Him in order that we may develop the qualities He has.

My prayer is that we will remember that the purpose of our trials is not only to test your worthiness but also to increase it…

So when we come to the foot of the mountains – the beginning of our challenges, I pray that we will allow God Himself to serve as our guide through them and out of them…amen!

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