I can’t tell you how many times over the last few weeks I’ve described my life as perpetually struggling to stay above water. As my to-do list grows, and my anxiety along with it, I’ve almost succumbed to the feeling of never getting it all done… almost.
My breaths were getting shallow, my face began to flush, and nausea spread as I became aware of the pit within my stomach. But then I stopped—dead in my tracks. Before I picked up the next bite, too big for me to chew, I gave it to God right there in my kitchen.
Did the work disappear? No. The mountain was still there. But it’s like God was just waiting on his invitation to help make it move.
“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” Mark 11:23
From that point the pile didn’t look so daunting and tasks seemed to flow; weight lifting with each one crossed off the list.
Sometimes God gives us a little more than we can handle so we’ll stop and remember to praise Him and invite Him in.
If you’ve got a mountain to move or you’re waiting on the next door to open, stop right where you are. Invite God into your life and this situation, no matter how impossible or seemingly small… because to God, all things matter and nothing is impossible.
“But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:26
Dear Heavenly Father,
My prayer is that someone reading this needed an encounter with you as badly as I did. Thank you God that in the midst of our chaos you’re the calm and peace to stop the storm. Thank you God for reminding us that we can’t do it all, and that with you we don’t have to. With you we’re not alone. You sent your son Jesus Christ to experience everything we could face and to finish the race. In him we find a calm embrace and peace that surpasses all. Let our mountains be motivation to draw ever closer to you to make them move. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Heather Shipley is a Christian, wife and mother – striving daily to keep priorities exactly in that order. A marketing professional by day with a passion for blogging, sharing hope in God’s word, and encouraging other women to find freedom to live the abundant life God intended. As it commands in 1 Peter 4:10, each of us has a gift that should be used to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace. For Heather, founding Craving God Ministries was just that – a way to use her creative abilities to provide an outlet for other women to share and hear God’s word. A firm believer that God wants us to express our triumphs and hardships to connect with others and glorify His name. Life’s messy. Share your struggles, because you can either encourage someone who’s going through a similar situation, or you might just find someone who’s been there, done that, and can provide Godly wisdom to help you overcome!