Have you ever felt like you could not take another day and face another mountain? Do you feel like crying out, “I can’t take this any more! I am tired and I do not want to fight anymore? “Maybe God is trying to teach you about His grace.
Zechariah 4:7 “ Who art thou, O great mountain [of human obstacles]? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: [a mere molehill]! And he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with, crying, Grace, grace unto it!”
Grace is defined as “God’s unmerited favor, spiritual blessing, and mercy.” God wants us to see that our “mountains” are only a mere molehill compared to His grace. Our obstacles are not going to crush us. By God’s grace these trials are not going to harm or destroy us.
Thou has set me behind and before, and laid your hand upon me.Psalm 139:5
God’s grace doesn’t mean trials will go away and everything will work out the way we expect them to. God’s grace means that we can rise and soar above our mountains and they will not overtake us.Have you ever flown in an airplane? Everything that seems so big on land looks so small when you’re soaring high above them. God wants to lift us high above our mountains so we can see that He is so much bigger.The Apostle Paul experienced more trials than most of us, yet he expressed:
For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
Paul “delighted” in his weaknesses. He “delighted” in insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties. He knew his trials strengthened his faith and drew him closer to the Lord. He knew God’s grace was all he needed. He knew God’s favor was resting on him. He knew God wouldn’t allow anything that He couldn’t work out for Paul’s benefit and to further the gospel.Paul soared above his mountains with joy knowing they weren’t bigger than His God. If Paul allowed his trials to keep him down, I don’t believe we would know about him today. His life was a true example of God’s unmerited favor.“Whatever fails to kill us makes us better and stronger! Adversity isn’t supposed to be the end of us; it is merely the backdrop of our defining moments. When we face challenges, our trust in the grace of God’s greatness has a chance to flash out for all to see. Those excruciating challenges are not going to kill us! In fact, they have been sent to showcase God’s greatness. Everything is really working out for good our advantage,(Romans 8:28) and after God gets finished turning the current trial into victory.So if you’re in a pit today, wondering if you’ll ever see the light of day, know God’s unmerited favor is resting upon you. Speak His grace As you pray, watch and see the Lord lift you out of the pit and turn that great mountain of human obstacle into a mere molehill!
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stayPsalm 18:16-19
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.Mark 11:23