This post is Day 24 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 24
Mountains in our lives come from past hurts or wrong teachings, from unforgiveness of others or of ourselves. These things can be blockages to our growing faith and need to be destroyed. Mountains can also be things we are familiar with, or we rely on, places we have often walked.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Yesterday we finished with the prayer that God would show each of us the good things going on in this world that seems at the moment to be so full of fear and crazy decisions. This psalm is a good one to follow on from that, declaring that those whose faith is strong will fear nothing, knowing that God is in control of everything, whether it looks like it or not.
We have, in our lifetime heard about or seen volcanos erupting and mountains crumbling. They are not always so solid and invincible as they seem. Examples of collapsing mountains can be found quickly via an internet search. One example: On September 6th 2019 Veslemannen mountain in Norway collapsed. Thankfully no-one was hurt.
“Mountains” in our lives come from past hurts or wrong teachings, from unforgiveness of others or of ourselves. These things can be blockages to our growing faith and need to be destroyed.
Mountains can also be things we are familiar with, or we rely on, places we have often walked or climbed. A familiar thing that we think will always be there; job, family, a good friend, a bank balance. Jesus is the only One we should rely on. He tells us that He is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6).
If you feel as though you are held back from progressing in your faith or your closeness to the Lord, it cannot hurt to ask Him in prayer to show you any mountains that need to be demolished. If He does so, then you need a faithful Christian friend, or group leader to pray with you to demolish those mountains, and bring healing to your soul and spirit.
Read Psalm 46 today and be encouraged to rely on The Lord who knows what is happening in the world better than any news reporter or government official.