Have you watched the new program on NBC called Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls? It is about people overcoming crazy circumstances in the wild with nothing but a few tools they carry on their backs and their common sense. Our family has found it to be very entertaining.
I’m not so sure we’d think of it as entertaining if we were the ones facing the extreme circumstances; however, we all do from time to time.
Oh, I know we’re not necessarily dropped out of a helicopter in the middle of a jungle and have to navigate our way over a mountain top to a pick up point where we’re rescued, but we may feel like it. We all face our mountains in life, don’t we. We all have to face difficulties that seem to be insurmountable at first glance. So what do we do?
I’m reminded of a children’s song that my children used to sing in children’s church:
Rock-a my soul in the bosom of Abraham, Rock-a my soul in the bosom of Abraham, Rock-a my soul in the bosom of Abraham, Oh, Rock-a my soul.
The bottom line of the song is that you can go through things knowing you’re not alone, no matter how difficult the circumstances. God has you in His loving arms and He will never leave you nor forsake you [Deuteronomy 31:6, 8, Joshua 1:9].
Now Bear Grylls may be of great comfort to the celebrities he takes out into the wild, because of his experience and skill set he brings to the table, but God has whatever you need for any given situation and He will supply it for you [Hebrews 13:20-21].
It may come in the form of another person. Just this morning I read about Daniel having to go before the king to interpret his dream [Daniel 2]. First, he went to his friends, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, and asked them to pray for him before he went [Daniel 2: 17-18]. During this season of life I find myself in with sending a child off to college and having an empty nest, I’ve surrounded myself with friends I can go to for prayer support. I still have to walk through the situation, but I have others to pray me through.
It may come in the form of courage to take a stand or challenge someone on what they’re saying or teaching, such as in the movie, God’s Not Dead. Whatever it is, God is faithful. Whatever it is, we can always turn to Jesus. He is ready, able and willing to guide our steps and direct our path safely through whatever we’re facing [Proverbs 3:5-6].
What mountain are you facing today? It’s not insurmountable, no matter how big it is. You can do it. You’re not alone. Just hold on to Jesus every step of the way.