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Testament Tuesday – Mountains



Have you ever faced something in life that in the moment seemed like a mountain, but later when you revisit that same situation it’s more like a hill? I’m sure we’ve all had moments like this where things seem to be so much bigger than they really are while we are facing them when in reality they’re fairly small.


God has the power to see things we can’t see from the bottom of those “mountains”. When we face mountains our perspective is that of a great feat, an obstacle so difficult we aren’t sure if we can face it. Our perspective limits us to the here and now and what we think we know is happening. Where God actually knows every day of our lives before we took our first breath.


When I was a kid we lived on a fairly steep hill and to me it was more like a mountain. The climb up the hill was so difficult, almost near impossible. But as I revisit that hill today I notice it’s just that, a hill. It’s no mountain. And the climb up? No big deal, not near as hard as I remember as a child.


Has the hill changed that much? I mean what happened to that mountain I remember having to climb from my childhood??


The “mountain” had not changed, but I have. My perspective is now larger than the perspective I had as a little girl. I now know what a real mountain looks like and I know that this is simply just a hill.


If we don’t see more, experience more, and survive more mountains then our perspective will never change. It will be limited and little things will seem way bigger than they really are.


Could the very things we worry about on a daily basis simply be blown out of proportion? Are we constantly looking at things through a zoomed lens when there’s so much more to see?


I think that as we continue to experience life and all of the mountains that come with it we will begin to understand what God has always known, it’s not nearly as bad as we think. The mountains we face now will one day be an easy climb up a hill with the proper perspective.


Our lives are constantly growing, expanding, and getting bigger and as they do we will see things differently. That’s God’s gift of growing perspective. Take a look back on a problem we’ve once faced. We made it through it, didn’t we? We survived! So if we could go back, wouldn’t we want to tell ourselves not to stress? That a way was already made and it was a good way.


God knows our ending and He has made a way for us. One day after we make it through this current mountain we will look back and see a hill.


Isaiah 46: 8-10 says,

“Remember this, keep it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels. Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’”


God always sees what we cannot see. He always knows what we do not know. He’s made a way where we think there is no way. Nothing will stop God’s power in our lives. If it’s a mountain we face, we will turn into a climber. If it’s a purpose we need to fulfill, we will be fully equipped to do just that.


Our stress and worry are not required in life! One day we will see all of our mountains with a new perspective. We will look back at the struggles and see how they all worked out for good.


Today let our faith lead us to a place of perspective to see the things God sees.

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I am a wife to my amazing husband Zach and a momma to an angel baby and now a beautiful baby boy. I am an anxiety warrior, a follower of Christ, and a devoted wife, mother, daughter, friend, and sister.

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