Did you ever have a situation in your life that felt so big and you felt so helpless? It’s certainly happened to me and I think it may have happened to some of you as well. The situation becomes a mountain – one of fear. But wait – isn’t fear from the enemy? Yet the situation is real – and scary. It used to take me quite a while to get back on the peace track, but each time we go through these lessons, we grow.
So what do we do, especially when so many crazy things are going on in the world around us? I’ve learned that when you fear, you can’t hear, so I go to my Bible and read His Word. Many times, when I open it, it opens to just the right page to encourage me, and assure me that God has always taken care of me and He always will. Then I realize how blessed I am and I can’t help thanking and praising Him for all He’s done.
It so easy to praise and thank God when all is going well. It’s so easy to get complacent at those times. However, when we praise and thank God in the hard times, our faith and trust in Him overrides fear from the enemy.
There will always be something to fear if you look for it. Yet the opposite is also true. There’s always something to be thankful for if you look for that as well.
These are “volcanic” times in this world, and not just in the natural. For the enemy would try to shake your faith and cause eruptions of fear. Seek the good, even the little, “take for granted” things and then joy will erupt instead of fear.
What you see is what you get. See all the bad things happening in the world and get fear. See all the blessings around you and get thankful. Thankfulness will bring joy. This is not easy, but it’s a weapon that works.
What seems large to us is very small when looking from above. Our mountains are only molehills to God. They are only huge from our perspective.
See things as God does – and make molehills out of mountains.