Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Mountains in our Lives

Yesterday I posted a picture of my daughter standing in front of a snow drift in our yard. Throughout the day, that drift continued to get bigger and bigger until it seemed like a mountain. Getting out of our house would be involve either shoveling it or climbing over it, neither of which option was very appealing.

Today we woke up to sun shine but the mountain is still there. I went out to the garage in the hopes of making tracks over it so it would be easier for my kids to climb over tomorrow when the bus comes. One step into waist deep snow put an end to that idea. Looking around for a shovel , I noticed that our dogs had left no paw prints over the top of that mountain. They had been outside many times so where was their trail? Investigating further I noticed that there was a tiny path that led around the mountain of snow. By following that path, I was able to reach my van and actually make it to town.

When I returned home I started thinking about how that mountain of snow is a lot like the mountains we face in our lives. We look at them with our human eyes and wonder how we will ever be able to move them or climb over them. They're too big; we can't possibly climb them. They're too massive, we can't possibly move them. Looking at impossibilities such as these can be discouraging and lead to despair. Fortunately for us, God will provide a way. He provided a way around that mountain of snow for me and He will provide a way around the mountains in our lives as well. We just need to take our eyes off of the problem and instead, focus on the One who has the solution. Is God capable of moving our mountains? Absolutely. However, sometimes I think He just wants us to take the long way around and spend some time with Him along the way.


  1. What a lovely lesson right out of your life. You are such a sweet doll....

    Have a Wonderful Wednesday
    from a Raggedy Roberta Anne

  2. What a beautiful blog, thank you for sharing.
    Have a blessed day.

  3. Awesome post, Cyn. Something I'm sure most of us can identify with.

  4. Mornin' my friend...

    Just wanted to stop by your place to say thank you for taking a peek at my old photos projects and thanks so much for your sweet comments!!!

    Girl, what a wonderful analogy! The mountains are a reality to this life...inevitable...but it's what we do with them that makes the difference! What a mighty God we serve, He always has a plan!!! It's up to us to seek it and listen...just like the route you found going around that mountain of much easier and quicker than if you'd had to shovel your way through! But sometimes, the Lord wants us to dig or tunnel through...other times, He calls us to climb that ol' mountain because we need the strenth training! hehe!

    Thanks for sharing God's wisdom...
    Have a terrific Thursday, my friend!
    Love ya,
    Chari the weather getting any better at your place?

  5. Cyndy, I am at a loss for words because my mountain can't be moved and I'm really struggling to wait on the Lord for the way arouond. It hurts so bad, I just want the hurting to stop and yet I know it's a journey and I have to walk through this part to get to the other side, the 'around' part. My life is so much better because you have become a part of it. Thank you Cyndy.