He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
Mark 9:22b-24 "But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us." " 'If you can?' " said Jesus, "Everything is possible for him who believes." Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help my unbelief!"
Some of the mountains in our lives are of our own making. Many times we see challenges or struggles as massive mountains. Jesus has shown us that if we will believe He is able to move these mountains, they will be moved. He has shown us that we can move our own mountains simply by
seeing them as movable.
Bad habits can lead to difficulties. Bad choices can lead us into tough situations. We can remove the obstacles by changing what we do or how we do things. Some mountains in our lives can be shrunk down to small foot hills. Some of the mountains can simply disappear with a lot of prayer and persistence in making corrections in our lifestyles.
The toughest mountains are those that hit us with no warning. Lost jobs, illness, accidents that make major changes in our lives. These are the most difficult because we have no responsibility for causing them. They just slam into our lives and we have to figure out how to deal with the results.
These are the mountains that test our faith and build our Christian maturity. These are the mountains that can drive us to our knees in prayer or in defeat. The Lord will help our unbelief when we offer it back to Him. He has walked through
the same struggles and temptations. He was able to be victorious because He went to the Father frequently.
When you find a mountain blocking your path, turn to the Father like His Son did and He will help you move it. Seek the guidance of the One who moves mountains and He will show you how to believe enough to move mountains too.