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When Facing Life’s Mountains

When Facing Life’s Mountains

The true blessedness of a saint is in determinedly making and keeping God first. Zechariah 4:1-10
Oswald Chambers

31 August


The Bible uses the word mountain to mean different things: a geographical location such as Mount Zion (Psalm 2:6); an example of stability (Psalm 30:7); and, a barrier, hindrance, or obstacle (Zechariah 4:7).

As a disciple of Christ, you are not guaranteed an easy life. You may face many mountains–trials, difficulties, and hardships–throughout your life.

How do you respond when facing what appears to be an overwhelming obstacle or problem? Do you panic? Do you feel discouraged? Do you feel like giving up?

When God calls you to a task, He assumes the responsibility of removing the hindrances that would keep you from succeeding. “This is the word of the Lord . . . ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit’” (Zechariah 4:6).

What do you feel is looming before you like an impossible mountain? Work, relationships, finances, health, the future?

Isaiah 41:10 provides words of comfort for us to hold close to our hearts: “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous hand.”

No matter what you are facing or how easy or difficult the task may be–always look toward God. He is your eternal, unfailing hope! (Psalm 123:2

(By: In Touch Ministries>>> I had this on my computer from 2000)