We all have things that confront us in life from time to time: pressure from the outside, fear on the inside; difficult circumstances and trying relationships; plaguing thoughts and crippling emotions. We all face these things but the important question is: how do you face them? Do they defeat you or do you defeat them? God says you are more than a conquerer through Jesus Christ who loves you (Romans 8:37). God tells us how to overcome these things in His power, to see every stronghold fall.
The bible describes these external and internal trials in various ways. One time Jesus called these trials “mountains”-enormous, immovable strongholds. In essence He was saying, “When you are faced with an impossible situation, a sickness or financial situation you cannot bear, an addiction you cannot overcome, or emotions you cannot change, you need My power. What is impossible with men, is possible for God and for those who trust Him.” You might not be able to move that obstacle by yourself, but you and God can bring it down easily. My four year old can barely carry a large box of cereal by himself. But with my help, it’s easy.
So how do we trust God? How do we work with God to overcome?
Check out what Jesus told us to do:
“Have FAITH in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever SAYS to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” –Mark 10:22-23
When faced with something that will never move without God’s power, do what Jesus says: speak to it! He did not say, “Ask God to move the mountain.” He told us to speak to the mountain. His power will not be released until we speak God’s word in faith. Just like Jesus told the storm He was in to be still (and it worked), so speak to that mountain in front of you. Just like David spoke to Goliath before he felled the giant, speak to that giant in front of you. Tell that stronghold to get out of your way in the name of Jesus and that stronghold will fall.
His power will not be released until we speak God’s word in faith.
That thing opposing you wants you to be silent. God wants you to speak. When we believe that God’s word is true and powerful, we act accordingly. Faith declares God’s word and every stronghold will fall.