Move the Mountains

How come it’s so easy to forget all the times God has pulled through for me when I’m freaking out about something? Have you ever been there, too?

When I’m faced with a problem, sometimes that’s all I see: the problem. That big, stinkin’ obstacle that keeps me awake, that stresses me out, that makes me get all tense. 

Sometimes prayers aren’t answered the way I hoped, and when that happens it’s easy to think that God’s not listening. That He doesn’t care. 

But here’s the thing, I can only see the present chapter, and God knows my whole story by heart. And while I’d love to skip ahead and know for sure that everything turns out OK, He’s asking me to trust Him. 

I can be forgetful. Knowing this, awhile back I started jotting down praises and answered prayers on little pieces of paper that I’d stuff in a jar. I didn’t want to forget all the times that God has been there for me. 

I think sometimes He wants us to leaf through the previous chapters in our lives and remember the moments He’s blessed us and demonstrated His sovereignty. 

One song that really resonates with me when I’m feeling this way is “Do It Again” by Elevation Worship. The lyrics go: “I’ve seen you move. You move the mountains. And I believe, I’ll see you do it again.” 

Believing — that’s the key. I must believe that He will move the mountains in my life again.  

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23)

Emily Dech