Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Getting my hiking boots on

This is from my Beth Moore devotional "Praying God's Word Day By Day". I really needed this today...

If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn't, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead and see Him transfigured.

Have you ever wanted to run away and hide? Have you ever wanted God to take something out of your life so badly because you just can't believe that you can live with it? I have. I am not talking about my husband, or my children. But I am in that place, and I think we all have been to one degree or another. Faced with a mountain that seems insurmountable. Something that we are sure that God cannot redeem. At least not to our satisfaction.

But it is in these moments, in these places of doubt when we feel the weight of life crashing down, that Jesus meets us...His arms ready to hold us, His eyes searching to meet ours, where He draws us to our feet and says "keep your eyes on Me. Not on this mountain. You won't find your answers there, you will find them here. In Me. Don't take your eyes off Me. I will lead you through this, just like I have so many times before. You may not see where you are going, but I do. And I have everything you need to get there."

And if you need a laugh and a cry today, read this about doubt.

1 comment:

  1. i have a mountain to climb as well, and its sure is hard and painful sometimes..i was looking for answers and the bible told me to praise Him. even when its hard, i need to praise Him. He makes it easier.