Faith Can Move the Mountain
by Deb Marshall, STS National Trainer
I have always had a hard time believing Matthew 17:20 where Jesus says:
“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Really? Nothing is impossible for me? I can tell a mountain to move. Me? I don’t think so. It just didn’t make sense to me that I could actually have the power to move something so permanent as a mountain. Why…a mountain is enormous and attached to the earth! I don’t think there will be any mountain moving in my life.
But looking back, I began to realize that I did move a mountain. You see, for many years I lived with a mountain. Not a scenic mountain looming in the distance, but a mountain living inside of me. My mountain was made up of all the weapons of my enemy. My mountain was a place of shame, guilt, remorse, sorrow and secrecy.
When I went through Surrendering the Secret I would have to say that my faith in getting over my past abortion was pretty small. Maybe even as small as a mustard seed. Now, that dark, lonely mountain is gone. In the place of that mountain is God’s mercy, forgiveness, hope, love and a powerful testimony. Just think of it…me…moving mountains after all.