God is With You
Sometimes mountains don’t move, and sometimes mountains do move. But what happens when a mountain doesn’t move? There are times when God says, “I will not move this particular mountain, but I will be with you as you trek over it. You will endure the joys and hardships embedded in that journey and you will grow. Do you trust me? Do you have the same kind of ‘mustard seed’ faith to trust me on this narrow path as you did for me to move the mountain?”
Last Sunday, as we sang the song “Speak to the Mountains”, God gave me a picture. My eyes were closed, but the picture was very clear in my spirit. It did not leave me during worship, and it was apparent it was from the Lord. In the image, there was a high and steep mountain and toward the top where things stop growing, there was a cleft in the rocky terrain near the peak. Sitting in the cleft of the rock was a large man in a white robe and he was holding a child on his lap the size of a toddler.
God spoke very clearly to my heart that the man was Him—my Heavenly Father—and He was holding me close, protecting and comforting me in this part of a journey that feels a little too hard just now. Though I have asked Him many times before to remove this mountain, His faithful answer has been for me to trust Him as He leads me through the trek up and over it. And in this picture, He was reminding me that He is still with me, even here toward the top…toward the peak where the air is thin and it’s difficult to breath…He is still here holding, reassuring, and sustaining me.
I deeply, deeply love Him for that…for loving me enough to take me up this mountain so that I may know Him better and so that I may grow closer to Him. I am consumed by His love…His passionate Father’s love—a love so infinite that it would never leave me to make this journey alone but instead fiercely protects me.
After that time of worship last Sunday, I distinctly felt that I was to share this image and its meaning with you…that many of you have been asked to go over the mountain instead of it being removed, and you need to hear this right now…need to hear that the Father has NOT left you, that He is right here with you, fiercely protecting you (even if it doesn’t feel like it), reassuring and sustaining you and holding you when the journey becomes too much.
Scripture says: “Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.” Psalm 54:4 And, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 Also, “I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:1,2
Remember, God is your Father—“And by [the Spirit] we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” Romans 8:15b, 16—and He will never ever leave you nor forsake you…Scripture says this countless times.
Today, if your heart is burdened—or you just need to be reminded—remember, God is with you. His Father’s love is so intent on keeping and preserving you that no matter what mountain or circumstance comes your way, He will never, never let you go. Trust Him and let Him lead you on this journey.
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