(Inside: Conquer your mountain, move past your challenge with this prayer to give you hope and courage. Momma, be confident in who is for you; you can conquer your mountain!)
To the mountain before us…Do you know how resourceful, creative, and strong our God is?
Let me tell you about our God; he is…
“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
or weighed the mountains on the scales
and the hills in a balance?
Who can fathom the Spirit of the Lord,
or instruct the Lord as his counselor?
Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him,
and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge,
or showed him the path of understanding?” Isaiah 40:12-14
“Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31
To the mountain before us…there are many ways to conquer you.
We can scale you the old-fashioned way with salty tears, gripping sweaty hands, and determined steps.
Or a cheerleader helicopter pilot might swoop down, tuck us under the safety of strong wings and help us fly over.
We can gear up with backpacks, granola bars, and sleeping bags to long haul the hike around you.
We can stare you down until we simply know – just know – our only choice is to one-eighty-around and walk away from you.
Or we perhaps rest at your base and let time shift our perspective. We might decide you’re not quite as bad as we initially thought; we’re going to stay because we’re seeing beauty in the view.
To the mountain before us…our God will move us forward despite you.
It might not be how we initially envisioned, but GOD IS FOR US so that means there is a way to conquer you even if it looks different than expected. We’ll get past you – you won’t be a block in our lives for long, no way, no how.
To the mountain before us…because of whom we walk with, we had you conquered at hello.
Read the whole “power of a praying mother” series
Prayer. I’ve had a tricky relationship with prayer over the years. I’ve bounced between ‘what’s the point?’ and ‘Lord, God, THANK YOU so much for the powerful gift of prayer.’
Here’s what life experience and the study of God’s word have taught me about prayer:
God hears our prayers.
God sometimes answers prayers.
God shapes us and changes our perspective in uplifting ways through prayer.
God nourishes us through prayer.
God speaks to our hearts with quiet “knowings” deep inside of us through prayer.
God builds his relationship with us through prayer.
Prayer is powerful in ways that we fully don’t understand.
Science proves that prayer is a healthy, life-giving practice with both physical and mental benefits.
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Cheryl is a mom of 3 boys, wife, speaker, high school teacher, and author of Empowered Moms & Kids. She has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is passionate about learning and teaching. On www.empoweredmomsandkids.com you’ll find inspiration and encouragement for moms raising tweens and/or teens. Read more in the “about” section of this page.