God often talks to me through the things I read. Today it was devotional messages in my email. I bet you didn’t know that God has email, did you? I got two emails this morning that spoke to me about something that’s been bothering me for a long time. I realized that I’m stuck on this and God wants me to move on.
Another devotional message I received was by Mary Southerland of Girlfriends in God, and was titled Doubt your Doubts. Mary starts out talking about how we are so willing to accept man-made things even though we don’t understand them, yet we find it difficult to accept stories of miracles God tells us in His Word. This is because of our lack of faith in Him.
God does not promise to remove the mountain or that we will even understand the mountain. However, God does promise to help us climb the mountain and He does promise to climb it with us. We must make the continual choice to fix our gaze on God and our glance on the circumstances. When doubt comes, reject it.
I’ve been trying to hold on to relationships that God wants me to let go of. It’s a hurdle in front of me in my path toward Jesus. I have to let it go or I will be separated from Him. Sometimes what seems like a bad situation is actually a blessing in disguise. Keeping faith during the tough times is hard to do. Letting go is hard to do. Sometimes it’s a necessary step in order to go higher on the mountain. We can’t reach the summit if we don’t trust God, have faith, work hard, and put up with some falling rocks along the way.