Devotional by Emily Havens | Song by Ben Ady
Have you ever felt like the trials in your life have begun to take over? You begin to sit and wonder why bad things are happening. You may even ask yourself, “Why do I have to go through this? Or what have I done to have to go through this?”
Trials come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you are suffering an illness, have a mental, physical, or emotional need, are fighting a spiritual battle, even the smallest thing can seem to be a massive problem. Let me tell you that those are the things in life where the enemy likes to come in and try to get your life on a separate path filled with nothing but barriers and walls that you build up. Somehow you realize that you’ve let those insignificant trials take over your daily routine. You’ve built up walls that seem impossible to tear down. Somehow, you may even have been mad at God for “allowing” those things to happen. I promise you this, He uses situations to strengthen you and train you for what’s to come. What would life be like if we were never learning? Sometimes you have to hit bottom in order for you to reach out to the Lord and seek him with all of your heart, and trust Him fully. John 10:10 says this: “The thief [enemy] comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I [the Lord] have come that you may have life, and have it to the full (NIV).” The enemy find fulfillment in himself, knowing he turned a life of gold into a life of hurt. However, the Lord is interested in bringing life to his people who trust in him. Just like Isaiah 26:4 says, “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock Eternal (NIV).” Friends, he is here to stay eternally.
In Acts chapter 3, Peter and John are walking into the temple where they pass a crippled man. This man was crippled since birth. He sat in front of the temple calling out for money as people pass. When Peter and John walked past him they say “Look at us!” (verse 3), and the man was expecting nothing but money from them. In verse 6, Peter says “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Peter and John began to help the crippled man get up from the ground and walk! The lame man jumped and began to praise God in the temple courts. All of the people in the courts watched and realized it was the lame man from the street. In awe of what happened, they began to rush over to him and question what had happened. Stepping out in faith, Peter asked why they are so surprised that he was healed. He said “By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that gives this complete healing to him as you can all see (verse 16 NIV).”
You see, Peter had faith that the lame man would walk. He had no doubts about the power in the name of Jesus, in the name Yahweh. We have to have bold faith like Peter and John did. We have to believe that our God can do anything. Can you imagine how many years went by before the crippled man was set free? He must have had a time of doubt because he was human. However, I believe that his faith kept him going each and every day. God sent Peter and John into that place to help restore the faith of the lame man.
GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS. Do you understand that? God can do all things! God is the creator. If our creator set the sun, the moon, and the stars, he can and he will help you tear down your mountains, just like the crippled man in Act 3. You have to allow yourself to be vulnerable with him in your prayer time. Yes, he knows all things and knows what you’re going to say before you say it, but he is waiting and wanting you to speak to him and fully give him your troubles and your fears. Psalm 62:8 says “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. (NIV)” Pour your hearts to him for he wants to hear you. Friends, do not stop believing. Do not give up your faith. It may take a week. It may take months. It may even take years for your mountains to fall, but God hears, knows, sees, and heals in his timing. Spend everyday in prayer not just asking for help but rejoicing in the powerful name of Jesus. Praise Jesus for his works now and forever.
When you have complete trust in the Father, you will begin to see your mountains being torn down. The enemy can have no more hold on your life! Everything leading up to this point will begin to shake, and just the mention of Jesus’ name will indeed move mountains.
Mountains Fall is a reminder of the working miracles God does on a daily basis. It’s a reminder to never give up hope. “Now these mountains fall now/ demons flee now/ at the sound of /your great name!” Hallelujah!
(Verse1) Mountains fall demons flee at the mention of Your name | I am whole I am free at the mention of Your name
(Verse2) The lame will walk the blind will see | The deaf will hear the mute will speak
(Chorus) Yahweh we praise | Yahweh always
(Bridge) Now these mountains fall down demons flee now | At the sound of Your great name