Daily Devotional

‘Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” … Going a little further, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”  Matthew 26: 36 & 39

FAITH – WHEN THE MOUNTAINS DON’T MOVE

The disciples just didn’t get it. It didn’t make any sense. In spite of the three times Jesus predicted His upcoming death and resurrection, all the disciples heard was death.

Jesus was going to be killed—and this grieved them greatly. Rising from the dead just didn’t sink in. But, while the disciples didn’t get it, Jesus did. At this time, crucifixion was common place. He knew what He would face – and at Gethsemane He was terrified. The Bible says that in the moments leading up to His arrest, His anxiety and fear were so great that His sweat was like drops of blood. Jesus even asked His Father for another way to remove this mountain. But, “not my will but yours,” He prayed.

This is the greatest example of faith and prayer in history. And God gives Jesus extraordinary power to move ahead in faith and endure the cross. We see from the life of Christ that sometimes the mountains we face don’t move. Instead, sometimes we’re given the supernatural power and strength to climb. So, in faith we climb, day in and day out.

What kind of mountains are you facing today?  Is it a prolonged illness?  A broken relationship? A problem at work that seems so insurmountable that you can’t see a way out?

Jesus tells us that if we’ll have faith, just a little bit of faith, we can see those mountains move.  We can face any challenge in this life because nothing is impossible with God.  We can face incredible difficulties and through the power of God, we can ultimately triumph in the end – even when the mountains don’t move.

 

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