Exodus 3:12 – And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”
God said, “I will be with you”, but He did not say there would be a lack of problems. Problems can be defined differently for different people in different situations, but they are still problems in the eye of the person facing uncertainty. Here is what I know today: God is unchanging, He is stable, He is trustworthy, He is love, and He is goodness. What are the signs in my life today that are pointing me to the mountain when I still feel so stuck in the valley? Sometimes I have to cry out and just say, “SHOW ME WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT GOD!!! I can’t see!”
Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
I have a lot of circumstances today that look like problems, but God does not ask me to go where He has not provided the means to help; HOWEVER, I must be willing to let Him help me. Gosh, I try so hard to do things on my own that I end up spinning around in circles, dazed and confused, wondering why in the heck I am still stuck at the word, “Go”.
Big problems put me in a perfect position to watch God give big answers. Problems are only problems when I lose trust in my unchanging God, the same God who led millions out of slavery, the God who came in a burning bush, the God who led Israel to the Promised Land by way of 40 years of wandering, the God who came to earth in the form of a sinless, perfect man by the name of Jesus Christ, the God who died and took on my sin before I even came to earth and the God who rose to live again. He is the same God who moves mountains and formed the sea and made the light. That alone makes my problems seem so small, like tiny ants on a huge anthill, but He knows me and He loves me and who am I to question what God can do?
Genesis 18:14a (NIV) – Is anything to hard for the Lord?
What mountains are you allowing to speak to you? What valley are you in? What BIG problems are you unwilling to surrender? The valley is beautiful if you choose to see past the problems and look at the promise. Trust me, I am preaching to the choir today. I am asking myself these very same questions, but God…He is unchanging, He already knows, and He is waiting to help in any and all circumstances.
Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV) – “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”