Seeing the Mountain Ahead, and Resting in Christ


Last week I booked travel for 4 out of the 5 upcoming weeks.

I see the mountain of work and travel coming ahead of me and I’m fearful that as I enter into that place, I may forget or lose sight of God’s goodness.  I fear that I’ll neglect people who are desperate need of God, simply because I will be worn out and focused on myself.  I’m fearful of being the person that complains about a good life, a life I should be thanking God I have.

As soon as I say this, Jesus reminds me of how he consistently told the disciples not to fear, and the reason they shouldn’t fear is that they had the very presence of God with them.  In Mark, Jesus noted, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid”.

As I enter this new challenge – Jesus calls me to find rest in him.  He shows me that my faith is small, that if I truly regarded him as our everlasting God, I’d look at the mountain and laugh and begin to mock it . Jesus says:

“Have faith in God.  Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be taken up and thrown into the sea”, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” – Mark 11:22-24

In this time, I pray for my unbelief.  “I believe, help my unbelief”

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