Open Heaven Daily Devotional 24 March 2023

TOPIC: When God Allows Mountains (I)

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

Proverbs 24:10

READ:  Daniel 3:1-30

Bible in one year: 1 Samuel 13-14

Prayer Point: Father, help me never to deny You, no matter what comes my way.

Open Heaven Daily Devotional 24 March 2023 MESSAGE

While it is true that God can solve all problems, when you go closer to Him, you would realise that once in a while, He allows some mountains (problems) to stand in your way. The good thing however, is that if He allows the mountain to stand in your way, it is because He knows you can climb it. For example, in Job’s case, God only allowed what He knew Job could overcome.

1 Corinthians 10:13 says that God will not permit us to be tempted beyond our capacity and He would always provide a way of escape as well. Sometimes, God allows mountains in the life of His children because he or she is about to be promoted. Before every promotion, there is always an exam that the fellow who is to be promoted must pass.

No teacher will give Advanced-level questions to primary school students in an exam. God will not let you face a trial you cannot overcome. In Daniel 3, after all the horrors of going into the fiery furnace, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were promoted. Job 42:12-16 tells us that at the end of Job’s test, his latter end was far superior to his beginning. When God allows mountains to stand in the path of His children, He also gives them the required measure of grace to deal with those mountains.

The unfortunate thing is that many times, people refuse to use that grace and they just let the temptation take over their lives. There is always a way of escape, no matter how small; you just have to hold on to it so that you can overcome. This is where you need the fruit of the Spirit called, “Longsuffering”. Don’t look for alternatives to God simply because you are facing a mountain.

Don’t commit sin in a bid to get rid of that mountain because sin will only bring a bigger mountain your way. Hold on to God like Job did. Don’t deny Him when you are going through a hard time; Don’t faint in the day of adversity; stand strong, His grace is sufficient for you (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Bible in one year: 1 Samuel 13-14

Hymn 2 Amazing Grace

Prayer Point: Father, help me never to deny You, no matter what comes my way.