There was a time in my life where I took the scripture literally, thinking I didn’t have enough faith because I couldn’t move that mountain. But Jesus always spoke to us in parables. He didn’t mean that I could walk up to that mountain and say “move” and it would shift positions.
But that mountain can be moved by faith. Too often I think faith alone will let me control circumstances in my life. Jesus didn’t tell us to sit idly, pray and have faith and all things would be would be done for us. He meant for us to have the faith and trust in God and to listen to God’s directions. Then take action.
Mountains are moved one stone at a time, one barrel of dirt at a time. When circumstances move us into a place where we don’t know how we’ll survive, that’s when faith (even as small as a mustard seed) can work miracles. We need to pray and give the heavy burden to the Lord, then wait for God’s direction. Sometimes He will move us into action, and sometimes He sends an unexpected angel to help.
We cannot do anything without God. But with Him, we can move mountains. Impossible obstacles can be overcome. Not by our will, but by God’s will. One stone at a time. God uses the mountains in our life to deepen our faith and prepare us for a future only He knows.
I no longer think, “I can move this mountain,” because I can’t. But I have faith and hope and trust in God. If I ask, He will show me how to move the mountain. And with the Lord by my side and His Angel Army behind me, anything is possible!