Climb the Mountain
What if the faith God is calling you to doesn’t move the mountain, but demands you climb it. When the prayer isn’t answered, the healing doesn’t come, the restoration doesn’t stick - this is when we are demanded to climb.
I want to challenge your idea of a mountain. Imagine it as your trial - your heartbreak, grief, unforgiveness, insecurity, incurable sickness, unanswered prayers. Faith has the power to move things, but faith that is unproven remains the same.
“Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of His victory.”
1 Peter 1:7
You are standing at the base, looking up at your mountain. You’ve lost your voice from commanding it to jump, your knees are bloody from praying it away. Yet your mountain remains. Unshaken. Unmoved.
Start up the mountain. This may look like getting out of bed for the first time in 6 months... writing a letter that says “I forgive you”... accepting the timing of His plans... or merely holding on for dear life - literally or metaphorically. Have faith that the God who brought you to it, will bring you through it.
He leads you - with every treacherous curve softening the imperfections of your faith. In the darkest night, He holds you as a steady comfort, and nothing compares to the sense of safety of His arms. Each step you take, you get closer to that moment when you finish at the top and cry victoriously, “I climbed the mountain, came through the trail, found victory over the pain”. That is the faith that climbs mountains.
I want faith so genuine that when it’s placed in the fiery room of testing there is nothing left to burn, only the purified essence of what remains to be put on display as evidence of His victory.
Faith doesn’t always move your mountain, but sometimes it moves you to climb it.