Psalms 104:5-9 NLT

“You placed the world on its foundation so it would never be moved. You clothed the earth with floods of water, water that covered even the mountains. At your command, the water fled; at the sound of your thunder, it hurried away. Mountains rose and valleys sank to the levels you decreed. Then you set a firm boundary for the seas, so they would never again cover the earth.”

I was reading the above scriptures with my daughter before bed one evening this week, and while reading I had to pause and let sink in what I was learning. Have you ever experienced one of those “ah-ha” moments where it all just makes sense? This was one of those moments for me.

The foundation of this world can never be moved because God placed it there.

He clothed the earth with water, knowing the importance of it and it’s life sustaining capability.

Mountains rise and valleys sink because God ordered them to do so. This is what stood out to me the most in our bible reading. We as Christians like to refer to certain seasons of life sometimes as a mountain or a valley, usually to describe a difficult, uncertain phase of life.

Let me tell you this today precious woman of God, if you are standing at the foot of a mountain, feeling anxious or fearful about the climb, know that God goes before you. If you are stumbling through a valley, struggling with each step, know that God goes before you. If the literal, physical mountains and valleys of this world were decreed to be exactly where they are – your own personal mountains and valleys can be conquered through the strength that Jesus gives you.

Each and every mountain only went as high as God allowed, and every valley only went as low and deep as God allowed. Mountains and valleys have to obey God, they can only do what He allows them to. He sees you exactly where you are, and He also cares about what you’re facing. Don’t brave the difficult seasons alone, invite the one who created the mountains and valleys along for the journey, and I can guarantee you will never get lost, or be led astray.

Prayer: God, I am so thankful to know You, the one who is excellent at turning things around for good. Please go before me today, and order every one of my steps as I push forward in my purpose.

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