I’m not much for rock climbing. Actually, I’m not really the active, outdoorsy type. I love to be outside, breathing in fresh air and allowing a gentle, cool wind to brush against my cheeks while I listen to the leaves crunch underneath my feet. But rock climbing is not my idea of fun.
Sometimes, God calls us to climb.
I am learning that the higher I go, the easier it is to breath and the clearer it is to see. Getting to the top though, is often met with resistance, fear, exhaustion and feelings of wanting to turn back and run to lower ground.
When our hearts are faint and we cannot see, and the air we breathe feels harsh and filled with pollution, what else can we do but cry out to the One who has gone before us and prepared the way.
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It is when our vision is cloudy that we must reach higher, pulling on His strength, and asking for a greater perspective.
Jesus is the Rock, and His ways are higher than our ways. We may not understand why things happen the way they do, but we can rest in the truth that He will never lead us where He has not already gone. He is a good Father and His desire is to lighten our load.
But sometimes He calls us to climb up the mountain, and leave it at the top as an offering for His glory.
Are you in the midst of a climb? My prayer is that God would strengthen you and refresh you on the journey. Don’t give up. Don’t turn back. You are almost to the top!
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