Heather Marshall on November 24th, 2008

I have had a rough week.  To be quite translucent with you (because I’m too emotionally raw right now to be completely transparent), it’s been one of the worst of my life.  I cried just about every day last week (today may have been the first no-tears day, so far).

Throughout it all, Jason was amazing… he cooked dinner one night, he held me as I cried, he watched chick flicks with me, he prayed with me and for me… and most of all, he reminded me that God is greater than anything I may have to face. This quote has been my mantra all week:

“Don’t tell God how big your mountain is, tell your mountain how big your GOD is!”

I have realized that a major part of being a striving wife is to have faith.  Faith in how big my God is, no matter what enormous trials and tribulations may come.

“I tell you the truth, 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.” (Matthew 17:20, Jesus speaking)

I have learned that I need to TRUST my God, not fear my future. I had to reevaluate where my faith stood this week, but as I did I  realized that it was grounded in the Solid Rock, the Firm Foundation of Jesus Christ.  He holds me - and my future - in His capable hands. No more worrying for me!

Thursday/Friday is where I hit my all-time emotional low this past week….  but God pulled me up out of any pit of despair I found myself wallowing in… and reminded me of His love and His grace towards me.

Today could have been another day of misery…. but instead I allowed God to take away my fear, take away my anxiety, and fill me with His peace and His strength. Today, my mountain doesn’t seem so big… because all I’m looking at is my God!!

What are you facing today, dear sister?  What are your struggles, your mountains, that seem insurmountable? There is nothing too big for our God! Nothing that He can’t handle! Our God is bigger… He knows better…. and HE LOVES US SO MUCH!!

Let Him take care of you… give your troubles to Him, and rest knowing that it’s not up to you any more!  Take joy in knowing that God’s in control!

Let me know how I can pray for you!

God bless, and keep on striving towards a deeper faith in Him!

Heather :)

PS - Doesn’t it seem fitting that my husband and I have been writing a devotional called “No Fear Year“?! I’ve been able to put it into practice in my own life first!  If you struggle with fear, doubt, or inability to trust God, head over to NoFearYear.com.  The site officially launches January 1, 2009 but sign up to be the first to know when the pre-season videos start!!

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8 Responses to “Striving for Faith… the Faith to Move Mountains!!”

  1. Heather, My heart aches for you. I know those horrible times. When a dark circumstances envelope us, we rely on God to work His intended purpose in our lives. As we trust Him, every Jordan barrier will become an open portal, every pit will have its golden nuggets, and every hill of difficulty will become a mount of deliverance. I pray the Lord will heal your pain and restore your joy. May He bring you a week full of blessings!

  2. Heather, as I lay here in my bed reading this post I am struggling with exactly what you have been going through in the past week! I have been struggling/suffering immensely the past two days with this unbelievable fear, worry, anxiety about the future and certain things I am dealing with in my life right now. I have also been non-stop crying and praying and calling out to God. My husband has been so wonderful and has talked with me and prayed with me also. I am so happy to read this for many reasons, mostly because when feeling this way you tend to feel so alone, like you’re the only that this is happening too and no one knows what you’re going through. Also you are so encouraging and so truthful. Thank you so much for sharing and posting this. My prayer is that I can get to the place the Lord brought you. There’s strength and power in your words because it’s truth. Thank you so much for being real. I’m praying our FAITH and TRUST in the Lord gets as strong as it’s ever been through this. Love, Kristin

  3. Kristin!! I was hoping NOT to cry today…. but thank you, because these tears are tears of joy, knowing that there IS purpose in everything we go through. Even if it’s to be able to help and encourage others…. it’s worth it. :)

    Be blessed, be encouraged… God is great, and worthy of our trust. Praying for you!

    Keep on Striving! With God’s strength we can get through ANYTHING!!

    ~Heather :)

  4. Heather, I’m praying for you and for Kristin and any others who read this who are hurting.

    I’ve been there many times, and I know the darkness (seems like the enemy really uses this tactic against women in particular) and I know the joy of being released from it through God’s grace and provision.

    I appreciate your translucency :) and the encouragement you give to all of us.

    Love,
    Erin

  5. hi there heather….wow….love the blog! thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

    oh, btw…my hubs ROCKS!

  6. Thanks for stopping by Lylah!

    Erin, thanks so much for your prayers! Honestly, God is doing amazing things… I had so much peace today, I even talked to my sister about my situation without even the hint of tears because I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that God is in control!

    Keep on striving, keep on praying, and keep up the faith!
    ~Heather

  7. Thinking of you and so glad that you have trust in God to pull you through… and an amazing hubby :)

  8. My prayers and thoughts are offered…
    I sincerely hope you know and feel the love around you!

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