God vs. The Problem
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
Psalms 97: 5
By nature, many of us are problem-solvers or fixers, and many of us are quick at it! But we all know fixing things isn’t always God’s immediate solution. Oftentimes, God wants to move our gaze off the problem and on to Him because when we do, we can see things from a different perspective!

David tells us in the verse above that mountains are no match for our Lord. If he desires for them to move, they will in a heartbeat, but if he chooses them to pause or stay, they will too! And to know the mountains and we are both attached to the Creator of the universe is significant! We have no power in and of ourselves, however, if God desires something to happen and he wants us to be a part of it, look out because the outcome is going to be earth-shattering!

You see, when we are faced with a problem, especially a new one, it seems like a mountain in comparison to us, and we forget who is standing with us as we stare at it. As one writer put it, our perspective and experience can be different from God’s (and it usually is because we are humans with limits).  So when he brings us to it, perhaps He wants us to witness His glory!  

Now all of us know how hard this is because we have seen some BIG problems in our lives, but we also know that we want to know Him and experience His glory. So in order to see Him, we choose to surrender. Many teach surrender as not caring what happens. 
But it is deeper than that. It is knowing that God is good and can be trusted, so we know whatever comes will be better than what we would have produced.  

So we wait! We wait for God to show the way and light the path so we can be a part of greater things! Because God’s track record is amazing and every time we wait, He brings us and oftentimes the world something better! The amazing thing is He stays with us and encourages us along the way!

So I ask you what mountain are you facing? Whatever it is, remember who is with you…God. So when we see the mountain from His perspective and read His promises, like the one above, we are content in knowing where our help comes from. It comes from the Lord, and the mountain will either move because He says so, or He will build us up to climb it! Whichever way, it is not bigger than our God!

Know this. God is always working on the mountain, or on us. He might be growing us in strength, power, or grace. Whatever it is, it will be beautiful! Keep our gaze on Him because if we are going to climb the mountain, we don’t want to miss the view.  When we arrive at the top, knowing our God, it is going to be breathtaking and worth every step!  

Brenda Lewis
Executive Minister
Woodbine Church
5200 Woodbine Road
Pace, Florida 32571