“I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved” – Psalm 16:8 (KJV)
There is something about certain African mountains- like the glorious Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro in East Africa. For any who has ventured close they rise out of sweeping valleys and stand elegantly above their surroundings glittering with velvet snow caps. Ever a beautiful sight, on certain occasions there is a mist or fog that blocs the view of those in the surroundings, but once all melts away, there are still up standing and glittering high above. Anyone can be sure of looking up and seeing their peaks protruding still, a magnificent tower of glory.
Because these mountains are high up there are often attacked by savage and forceful winds coming from all directions. In spite of all the wind power they remain unmovable. One might even venture to say there are used to being savaged by winds matching with certain power, which they gently cast off. Mountains are not that easily shaken.
Psalm 62:1-2 says, “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” This is how our faith in God should be- like that of mountains! The winds of trials may come and attack us but we cast them off, gently. Times may change; but we remain standing tall.
The Kikuyu and Chagga people nestled at the foothills of these gigantic mountains have something in common. After the winds have blown and passed they look up and there they see those elegant mountains still standing, as has been for generations. May such be our faith.
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, as Psalm 27:3 says, “Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident”; today I pray that my faith rises as strong as a mountain rock, because I take refuge in you, and whatever trials or upheavals I stand unmoved, this I pray in Jesus’s name.