Written by: Taylor Horner
“Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.” Mark 11:23
We have all heard this scripture verse and sang songs about faith that can move mountains. What an incredible concept to think about. Mountains are so mighty, yet God is mightier. God can move mountains- the physical ones on Earth and the mountains we have in our life, whether that be a mountain of guilt, stress, pain, health or debt. Though it may be hard to believe that through prayer God can help us move these mountains, he can and this is where faith comes into play.
Faith is believing in the things we cannot yet see, and trusting in God to be there for you. My parents are the ones who truly introduced what having faith in God is. My brother was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (a lung disease) from a very young age. My parent’s did not get the opportunity to hold their son when he was first born, but instead could hold his hand through an incubator. I could only imagine being put into their shoes at a young age and not being able to hold my first child.
It took years for the doctors to figure out that my brother had Cystic Fibrosis, so my parents were always struggling with attempting to figure out what was wrong with this baby’s health.
Now my brother is in his late twenties, and though he has his moments where health can be a struggle, God has blessed my family with a pretty healthy guy. As parents I could only imagine the struggle of having a child born with a disease, my parents always walked in faith, trusting that God would keep their child safe and that there was a plan for him.
My brother is a reminder for me everyday about faith- God came through for our family in a huge way. Though we have to work through the fact that someone we love has a disease. Our constant prayer of good health over my brother has been continually answered, as he is a very healthy person for having Cystic Fibrosis, and that is quite the blessing.
Though there will be times of struggle, we know God has been faithful to us, and we will continue to be faithful to Him. Thanks to sin, things like disease exist in this world but our God can heal, and this is something I pray for every day.
Continue to pray for God to move your mountain, whatever that mountain may be. God will be faithful to you, as you continue to be faithful to Him. There is a reason for your struggle; God will show that to you. Until then, I pray for those reading this that they can find faith in God and be empowered to move their mountain!
Until Next Time,