Wednesday, April 25, 2007


"Go Through It"

"Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff." Isaiah 41:15

I don't intend to go on and on about our trip in the Coffee Breaks (unless, of course, that's the way the Lord leads), but there were so many things that the Lord showed me while I was gone. There is so much that the Lord wants to show each of us daily through the experiences of life. It's in these things that we learn "life lessons" that will help us to grow in the Lord.

In most of the areas we traveled, the road had been carved out through the middle of the mountains. I couldn't help but think about the task that lay ahead of the men who built the roads originally. It was not easy-- lots of hard work blasting through a mountain-- but they had no other choice. There was no route around the mountain, so they had to make one through it.

The lesson: sometimes we experience things that we can't go around, we have to go through them. But getting through them is not always an easy task. Like those who built these roads, we have to "blast" our way through them until we get through. The key is perseverance. These men did not give up and quit until the task was accomplished.

Your word this morning is... persevere. You can't quit and give up. You have to keep "digging" and "blasting" until you get through. This is equivalent to standing in faith, holding on to God's promises, keeping your eyes on the goal, praying for grace and strength to not give up-- this is how you make a path through your mountain.

Perhaps you are facing a mountain this morning. You have looked for an alternate route around it, you have tried to find a way over it, but to no avail. That means that this is the path that the Lord intends for you to take so you are going to have to cut a path through it. The men who made these roads had the equipment that they needed to accomplish this monumental task.

You can be confident that the Lord will equip you with all you need to make it through it, plus He promises to be with you. It may look impossible-- I'm sure these men thought the same thing, but because of their effort and perseverance, we are enjoying the ride today.

Have a great day. Sometimes the only way is through the mountain.... so don't give up... persevere.

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Coffee Break is a morning devotional written by Lorraine Ezell

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