For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
(Mark 11:23-24, KJV)
During childhood, I lived in forty different states. When my sister and I got older, my parents decided it was time for us to put down roots, so we settled in Seattle, Washington.
Before moving to Washington State, we lived in Montana, Colorado, and Nebraska. One of the things I loved about living in Denver, Colorado, was the mountains. When I was in first grade, I remember walking to school, seeing the huge mountains, and being afraid they would fall on me. I clenched my older sister’s hand in fear, and she laughed, reassuring me that it would be okay and that the mountains would not fall.
Sometimes we go through things that look like a mountain we cannot get over or around. In these situations, Jesus said in Mark 11 to speak to your mountain, and it will move.
Many times, I’ve thought, God, how will I get through this? I was facing a personal mountain. It was either the mountain or me that would have to move.
I was in a season in my life where I was bombarded with loss. I had two miscarriages back to back. Everywhere I looked, women were having babies, and I asked, “God, why not me?”
I was unaware that the mountain would soon be moved, and I would be holding precious twin girls. By faith, I believed God would move my mountain of loss, so I could see the blessing waiting behind it.
Jesus said, in Mark 17:20, “For verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20, KJV). To speak to our mountain, we must have faith.
Faith is an essential part of living for God. When obstacles come into our lives that we don’t understand, faith can remove them.
My prayer for you:
God, whatever mountain is blocking my sister’s way, remove it or use it to show her what You’re trying to teach her. Give her the strength to endure whatever she may be facing, whether the loss of someone she loves or a season in her life. Direct her to either go forward or stand still. I ask you to give her strength and bless her with wisdom to make a decision that will please you. I ask that you bless each reader with comfort, peace, and support as we live a godly life before you. I ask this in the precious name of Jesus Christ. Amen!
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1, KJV).