If you’ve been following my Twitter feed for a few weeks now, you’ll know that Mercy Me’s Even If has been my anthem lately. I kind of feel like when the band was writing the song, they were looking at some struggles in my own life. Although, I’m not a singer, so… maybe the first part of it doesn’t quite apply.
Either way, the song has a good message.
What do I say when I’m held to the flame like I am right now?
There have been times in my life where I’ve had to dig deep and hold onto God’s promises. I have felt neglected, dejected, and just plain, for lack of a better word, forgotten. I’m sure I’m not the only one that has ever felt that way. But, friend, what do you say in these moments? Do you tell everyone that the Lord just isn’t working things out for you? He’s forgotten about you and hasn’t heard your prayers?
Or do you get over your pity party for one, lay down your own will, follow His, and realize the Lord is good no matter what?
God when you choose to leave mountains unmovable…
Sure, we all want the mountain out of our way. We want that giant problem in our lives worked out the way that we want it and when we want it. Been there, friend. Been. There. But, have you ever considered that maybe the mountain has a purpose? Maybe the mountain you are climbing in this very moment is to teach you a lesson or strengthen you for a later climb? Or maybe once you reach the mountain top, you’ll be called to help a fellow climber climbing the same mountain?
I know You’re able and I know You can save through the fire with Your mighty hand. But, even if You don’t, my hope is You alone.
The Bible tells us in 1 Peter that the trying of our faith with fire is more precious than gold. Even if it looks like there is a brush fire on your mountain and the Lord allows you to get a little hotter than you wanted to be, just realize that you’ll receive a great blessing from it. You might not see that blessing immediately, but you’ll receive it nonetheless.
And no matter what, He is good. Always.
Keep the faith-