Our trials and tribulations can feel like mountains.
Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. So many people, both in our midst and across the world, are experiencing personal hardships and even war. A few times recently we’ve focused on Romans 12:12, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” My hope is that it’s been a strong foundation for how we want to live. Nonetheless, our trials and tribulations can feel like mountains, standing tall and obstinate, appearing as though they are impossible to move. As we continue to live out this Scripture, may another layer of strength be built within us.
Psalm 46 looks to be written for those suffering with little hope of something changing or of having a way to escape. In verses 1-2, the psalmist writes, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear though the earth give way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.” We may not understand the circumstances in which we find ourselves or the circumstances people in Ukraine are having to endure. But this we can know for certain: God is our refuge and strength. He will always welcome us. He may not move the mountain, but he will journey with us as our ever-present help. May God bless you this week as you come up against your mountain.
Live the way you want to be remembered. See you next week.