Scaling mountains is hard business. It’s certainly not for beginners, and requires much endurance. So, how do you know that no matter what happens, you’re going to be okay even when you’re scaling the highest peak you’ve ever encountered?
If God is with you He promises in Isaiah 41:10 “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”
I have to admit, there are times when it feels as though I’m upside down on the steepest part of that mountain and I’m holding on with one hand, with almost no more strength and am ready to give up. Yet somehow I’m able to gain a little more energy to put one more hand in front of the other and get past that almost unbearable peak. Sometimes, that means I talk with a friend. Sometimes, I listen to uplifting music. Sometimes, I pound my pillow and have a fit. Sometimes, that means fighting back people or situations who throw taunts my way.
I know that you can overcome whatever seemingly impossible peak you’re facing. Nothing is insurmountable with God. I love this verse and am working toward truly believing it is possible to move mountains.
“I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.” Mark 11:23