Ain’t No Mountain {Too High}

Is there something in your life that you need courage for? Do you need a super-natural bravery for something today?

Perhaps it’s a hard conversation looming over your head that needs to take place, or you’re struggling with a spiritual battle and feel alone? Or maybe you, like me – are experiencing loss, or are afraid you may lose someone dear to you. Maybe you hurt for a friend who is experiencing pain or trauma right now, and you don’t know what to do or say.

We all need courage in our lives at one point or another. I’m guessing each of us has dealt with some aspect of fear in our lives.

Guess what? Fear is NOT something that comes from the heart of God. Courage, bravery, and confidence come from the Author and Perfector of our faith! JESUS.

This past year I’ve lost 2 dear friends to a plane crash, and now a life long friend 2 days ago.

Over the last week, and I would say for some time… I’ve had so many thoughts of “Ok, when is it my turn to experience major trajedy in MY own family? Why should I be immune?”

I admit, whenever I get a phone call from either of my parents – one of my first thoughts is, “Oh no! What happened?!” It’s no way to live right? I’m always relieved when it’s just their cheery voice on the other line, and then I know everything is ok.


In this life, we WILL experience hardship, pain and sadness in this life. But God will never leave us. And I know, should I receive a devastating phone call at some point, He will show up. Mighty. Strong. Compassionate. Faithful.

God replaces our fear with {HOPE}.

Psalm 31:2 – Be of Good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

Maybe you are experiencing something hard right at this very moment.

Do you feel His presence with you?

Do you long for it?

Are you seeking His presence?

He’s there to give it!!

Over this last week, I can see how God provided me with a supernatural courage, and gave me a peace that nothing in this world can give.

On my first visit to Robin’s home after she was put on hospice, I remember walking up to the door and before knocking, I took a deep breath, heart pounding, not knowing what I would see on the other side of the door. I didn’t want to go… not at all. But I knew I had to go.

God showed up. Big time. Through the graciousness of her family and a few other friends there at that time, there was a calm. A peace. Was it hard? Absolutely. I had given myself the “pep talk” not to cry. But of course, tears streamed down my face as I saw my sweet friend so tiny, so weak… Everything became real in that moment.

I just kept muttering under my breath, “Jesus… Jesus…”. I had no more words…

You see, we need not be wordy. He knows. Just at the mention of His name – He is with us. So near. So comforting. So strong.

Whatever mountain may be in front of you today, trust in Him for the bravery and courage you need to face it with confidence!

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Deuteronomy 1:21 – See, the Lord your God has set the land before you. Go up, take possession, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has told you. Do not fear or be dismayed.’

Let God take possession of your fears today. He is faithful!

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Happily, blissfully married to the love of my life. Waited 40 years for this man! ;) 3 wonderful children - I mean TRULY wonderful. 3 wonderful step-children now - thrilled to be in their lives! 4, soon to be 5 (gasp!) step-grandchildren! Yep! GiGi Ally! ;) Pursuing JOY in every day living. THANKFUL for more than words can ever express... maybe that's why I started this blog!

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