Mountains 16

This post is Day 16 in a series of studies about “Mountains”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Mountains – Day 16

Psalm 97:5

The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth.

The Thought

Maybe one day we will see this happen literally, but for now most of us will see it as confirmation that the Lord will make our problems disappear. And He will!

He understands the problems that each of us is facing, and knows better than we do what to do, and He promises in this verse than when He moves, those mountainous problems will disappear.

Remember that Jesus told the apostles that if they spoke to the mountain it would move! You can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:21-22).

Sometimes we have to face the problems, ask God if He is trying to teach us something. And then as we learn the hard lessons we increase in authority and faith to address the mountains verbally. Sometimes we are surprised when God moves very quickly.

All of life is a learning process, and David’s psalms often reflect that thought. He was constantly learning lessons from the Lord. Sometimes he failed, and sometimes he succeeded. A bit like most of us!

Often, just taking our eyes off our problems and focusing on who Jesus is can make a huge difference and make any “mountain” look much smaller. Things we focus on when we should really be focusing on Jesus can become stumbling blocks to our faith.

All who worship images are put to shame, … (Psalm 97:7). Our stumbling blocks can be literal idols, or they can be bank balances, psychologists, somebody we love; these things are not wrong, but how much we rely on them can become a spiritual problem.


Read Psalm 97 today and pray for the Lord to help you understand any “mountains” you are facing. Remember that it is not a mountain to Him. Thank Him for being the most patient teacher and helping you understand.

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