God On the Mountain is the God of the Valley
Midst the deepest valleys in life we can rest assure God is with us. HE guides, protects and loves His creation. His children. He sees you. He loves you. He wants to provide. Let God do His thing.
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
Before I knew it, my adventurous, wild brute of a toddler scurried down the grassy hill to retrieve a training arrow to his brand new birthday bow. Excitement filled his eyes as he spotted the large, spongy, turquoise ball in the long grass and clover. Racing down the steep slope, I hastened to follow in pursuit in anticipation of a nice tumble. Nearly three quarters of the way down the hill, his feet could not keep up with the momentum of gravity. He stumbled and tucked, only coming out of the ordeal with a scuffed leg due to his skin being revealed at mid calf from his extra long shorts. Tears trickled down his cheek as he finished retrieving his arrow. Climbing back up the hill, he enjoyed another shot. We then called it a day, heading back to the house to clean his leg. While he did not like the wound being cleaned, he knew that it had to be done to prevent further damage. Upon completion of the task, we enjoyed a bowl of ice cream and fresh strawberries.
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10
Much like this day, God works in our life. You can trust this life is full of adventures, whether we choose to embark or not. Sometimes life throws you some things to retrieve or spot. In those pursuits, there can be some really beautiful mountain peaks and success. However, we can also expect some pain and tumbling. Yet, the Lord weeps with us at times. He picks us up and gives us another shot. Sometimes HE has to clean us up a bit. And sometimes it hurts, but it is for our best. He binds our wounds. He fixes what He can help with to prevent further damage if we are willing to listen and lean on him. He enjoys that time with us. He provides. He loves and guides. He brings blessings upon blessings, and allow us to experience the valleys with His arms wrapped tight around us. While other times, leads us to that mountain top for another try. God is so good and HE loves you. He desires to spend time with you. He wants to wipe your tears and clean your boo-boo’s. But do not forget, he wants to enjoy those treats in life too. HIS thoughts of you are nothing but precious!
“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.” Jeremiah 17:14
May we be reminding of the simple truths of God as we minister to our family. Midst motherhood. Lord, help us to apply these truths in ministry as well. Each person we meet day to day is in a season, sometimes we have a peek into their life to “skillfully guess” which season that is. Often and understandably though, we do not fully know the needs (physical, emotional and spiritual) of each person we encounter in minister. I do not know about you, but that is something in my daily prayers, that the Lord would give me understanding with each person I meet and cross paths with that day. That God could guide my words and actions to be used in a way fitting for Him. And even if I have no idea what that person might need, that through my faithful obedience of God tugging on my heart I can supply it. I would like to challenge you to do the same. Allow God to use you in a mighty way, or to step out a bit more on faith.
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Matthew 17:20
P.S. But, I am knew here, how do you know heaven is real and my know for sure it is my eternal home? –> READ MORE of Travel Down the Roman’s Road or Let Us Travel