Monday, January 17, 2011

Mountains and Muscles

"I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
from where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2 NASB

When you think of mountains, what do you think of? Do you think of tiny little lumps of dirt? Do you think of a pile of rocks, dirt and sticks that you can just step on? No! Of course not. Mountains are huge! They are undisturbable. It takes the mighty hand of God--through nature-- to shake, flatten or move a mountain.

When David wrote this Psalm, he was able to look out his window and see Mount Zion. It was the strongest, biggest mountain around his world--and he was comparing the power of his LORD to those of these mountains. In this comparison, his LORD was the winner.

Were do you look for help? Do you turn to the strongest thing in your life only to find it not strong enough to help you in your time of trouble? Things of this world will NEVER be strong enough to comfort and help you. But the LORD your God isn't of this world. Oh, He is in it. He has to be. But He is not of it. So He can rise above the things that would drain you of your strength. Bad behavior, doubt, habits, hurts and hangups. None of those affect Him. The only way that they affect Him is when they affect you, His beloved child.

During times of trouble, if you can remember this little verse, it will give you such great peace. It may be only a couple of lines, but the strength in it's words can overcome many a mountain.

Your God is ALWAYS there for you. All you have to do is respectfully ask Him. He will be there. You can either lift your eyes up to the sky or lower them to the ground--it doesn't matter to Him. All that matters to Him is that you ask. That you turn your eyes, heart and spirit to Him, daily. During good times and bad. Because you know, you don't just need strength during troubling times, but also good times. Understand that? We need God in all things, during all things.

Stop and honestly ask yourself where you seek your strength. If the answer isn't the Lord, fix it! How? By prayer. Prayer is the fix-it all band aid. And being in His word--the Bible. You pull those two things into your life, and you will see mountains of despair disappear and mountains of Spiritual growth grow from seeds to the tallest mountain in the world!

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