“I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
September 21, 2020
Are you facing problems that seem insurmountable? It may be in your marriage. It may be with your children. It could be at work. Some problems seem larger than any mountain when we face them.
In 1921, British Army officer George Mallory took part in the first expedition to climb Mt. Everest, this huge—some thought unconquerable—mountain. They failed.
Mallory made a second attempt in 1922 and his last one in 1924. They got to 25,000 ft. No one is sure what happened, but Mallory and a friend slipped and fell—and died on the slopes of Mt. Everest. Soon another group failed in tragedy.
Years later in London, a man was giving a speech on how hard Everest was to conquer. Behind him, a huge photograph of Everest covered the wall. Then he turned around and started talking to Mount Everest:
"Everest, we tried once to conquer you, and we failed. We tried again to conquer you, and we failed. But, Everest, we will conquer you, because you can’t grow any bigger, but we can, we can."
Friend, your problems may seem like an unconquerable mountain, but you can grow in the power of the Holy Spirit.
We can conquer. We can grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. We can be filled with the Spirit. Our prayers can increase in power. Submit yourself to God. Pray the armor of God over yourself and your family (Ephesians 6:10-18). Begin today—overcome your Everest.