From CONTENTMENT to the irritation of mole hills…. but they are not mountains! Oh, at three in the morning the mole hills could very easily have turned into the emotional impasse of mountains, but they did not. Mole hills, all the challenges of camp trailer living and adjustments that need to be made, and then at that ungodly hour of 3 a.m. remembering something that I was supposed to do nearly two or three weeks ago concerning the house I am selling, and the final battle ax of the mind turned to the old, but reoccurring nightmare of concerns over finances. In the darkness of night, one never knows how the Enemy can attack and how the mind can become paranoid. These irritations the size of mole hills could have very easily have become the arduous climb up a full scale mountain, but they did not because of one little word repeated numerous times until I finally fell asleep. The word: Jesus!
Mole hills and even mountains are all a part of life. We cannot escape them. They are not punishment. They do not come our ways because we have done something wrong (at least most of the time), but they are a part of life and they become the ingredients that God uses to shape us, mold us, transform us.
The following morning during my quiet time, looking at the above mountains, the following was God’s word to me from his written Word:
Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:20-21