At the age of 85 Caleb was ready to “take that mountain!” He had already joined forces with the other Israelites as they were taking possession of the Promised Land. Now, as the inheritance was being divided among the tribes, Caleb asks for one particular mountain. Oh, yes, there were still enemies that needed to be defeated. But just as he and Joshua had believed God would give them the victory some 45 years prior, he knew God would give him victory now. Caleb had wholly followed the Lord all his life and he continued to trust Him for his strength and victory at this stage of life.
I know many of us stand facing a mountain of some kind in our life right now. We can struggle climbing up it. We can try to tunnel our way through or we can try to avoid it completely by taking a long detour around it. However, I believe the Lord wants us to reach the summit, where blessings await us. God often uses those difficult mountains to stretch and grow our faith and He’s just waiting to shower us with His blessings at the top. Let Him be the One to help you scale those cliffs and rocky slopes and carry you when you are weary. Then, in His timing, we can stand there with Him on the top, and gaze into the Promised Land.
Whatever mountain looms in front of you today, say to the Lord, “Give me this mountain.” Then trust Him, and let Him work. Claim the victory as He gets you to the top in whatever way He chooses.
Carry this verse with you:
“And the Lord, He it is that goes before you. He will be with you. He will not fail you, neither forsake you. Fear not. Neither be dismayed.” Deut. 31:8.
There is never any mountain too high, too steep or too wide to ever separate us from our Lord.