I know I’m not the only one who’s faced difficult situations in life. As believers in Christ and in the incredible power of God, it’s traumatic to apply all of the faith you have to a situation and have it end in what feels like defeat.
My last pregnancy definitely felt like my moveless mountain. After several difficult pregnancies I thought I had been through everything, so when my husband and I received news from our high risk Doctor that there were problems with the pregnancy we kind of had a “been there done that attitude.” After all, this was our 6th pregnancy with only one live birth. We had been through so much we felt like we knew exactly what to do in this situation, confess the Word of God over the situation, declare healing and restoration, and most of all, believe. That’s exactly what we did.
Every time we went to the Doctor and the report hadn’t changed, we went back to life kept confessing and kept believing. Then, I went into preterm labor at 24 weeks. Two days later I gave birth to the baby girl that we had prayed for and named before she was ever conceived. She lived only a few hours. But in the short time that my husband and I got to spend with her God did two very amazing things. First, He gave me complete and utter peace. From the moment I held her to the moment my husband broke down I was at peace. He allowed me to be the strength for my husband, a man I had never seen cry one tear. After 4 lost babies he hadn’t cried once, until then. And God allowed me to be his strength.
During that entire situation, I thought that the mountain I had been speaking to was the healing of my daughter, but really I was speaking to one that was much larger. I was speaking to my mountain of fear. After losing my daughter much of my fear in general had gone. There’s not much that you’re afraid of after you lose a child. And so, I became bold. I started doing things I always wanted to do but was too afraid. I started living freely. It was like God had freed me from the bondage of fear. Does that mean I’m never afraid, well, no. But when I am I feel like I know exactly how to handle it.
There is no way that I would be where I am, as strong as I am, finally walking in my purpose, sharing this story with you glorifying God had I not been through that situation.
If you have been speaking to your mountain and it has not moved, don’t get weary in well doing! It may not seem like God is moving in your situation but I promise you that He is. He is moving in ways that you cannot even fathom. He has a purpose and a plan for your life. Continue trusting God through it all and remember, ALL THINGS work together for the good of those that love the Lord.