As the school year approaches the list of things that need to be completed seems to be mounded up like the white capped Rockies.
Worry has often been a mountain of its own that at times robs me of my sleep.
As I lay awake trying to decide what the priority of the following day should be I feel weak to be able to complete it all.
Last night was one of those where I was awake often and finding myself worried over the coming list of the weeks ahead.
The funny thing about it was the Lord had already given me the opportunity to climb the mountain of worry through the Bible passage I read before bed.
“Then as he (Elijah) lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, ‘Arise and eat.’ Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again. And the angel of the LORD came back the second time, and touched him, and said, ‘Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you.’ So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God.”
1 Kings 19: 6-8
As I lay awake the Lord reminded me that He is the source of my strength.
I need not be worried about the tasks that are ahead of me.
Instead, my time was better used by praising Him for His faithfulness and praying for guidance for myself as well as others.
Although getting up this morning was a little more difficult than normal I was able to spend the first moments in prayer.
I hope the next time you are facing a mountain you will find your strength in the Lord.
For just like Elijah, going on in God’s strength is the best way to climb the mountain.