By: Alyson Hudson
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” Mark 11:22-23
It’s hard to imagine that anyone would ask an enormous mountain to go flying into the sea. But what if the mountain was symbolic for a huge obstacle in the way of your walk with God? Perhaps the obstacle is something that you need to spiritually “get over,” like a reading disability, not being invited, a broken relationship, or a parent’s divorce.
Jesus’ answer is simple, yet profound. “Have faith in God.” If we put our faith in God, then and only then can the mountain be overcome. Often times when we face big mountains, we place our faith in the things we can see – ourselves, parents, friends, music, popularity, or test scores. But those things have no lasting power to help us conquer the obstacles we face.
If your faith is truly in God and His power, then you will have enough strength to fling those mountains right out of the way. Jesus encourages us to ask with a heart full of belief because the God who makes the mountain can also help you get over it.
Prayer: God help me to put my complete faith in You. Help me to identify the moutains in my life and give me the courage to ask and believe that I can get over them with Your help.
Dig Deeper: James 1:5-6, Matthew 21:21-22, Matthew 7:7