When we keep looking at the mountain of struggle, we can feel crushed, but when we know someone greater than the mountain is with us, we can find the help we need. Mountains move when we meditate on Gods goodness.
Where I live, I’m surrounded by mountains. They’re not very high mountains. The highest peak is only 196 meters high and has the name Mt. Eden and is a dormant volcanic cone.
The highest mountain I have been up to is Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs. At 4302 meters it’s so high that the breathing is difficult, but the views are fantastic.
A Mountain can be imposing
When you go to a place where there are many mountains it can be imposing.
They dominate the scenery. Everywhere you look you see this fortress looming up into the sky. Continue reading “A Mountain in Your Life? Where does your Help Come From?”
When you don’t want to wake up the next morning, pray that God may gently wake you up to the goodness happening all around you. Then soak yourself in it. Take it in and let it mindfully grow throughout your soul.
Last week I was out doing some garden work for an elderly lady. When I arrived, she invited me in for a cup of coffee in her small one bedroom unit.
Like many older people living by themselves, she wanted to talk. She told me all about her family, her children, and some of the tragedies of her life — all in half an hour.
In amongst the conversation, she said that often she would pray that she wouldn’t wake up in the morning. Continue reading “She prayed to God that she wouldn’t wake up in the morning”
When we pray for the healing of mental illness for ourselves or someone else, there is a divine invitation to join with God in an unfolding story.
We pray for something wonderfully life-transforming. That is of course if you dare to pray that little bit deeper.
You listen to someone tell their story, their deep story. There is a mental illness involved. Complexity meets you and overwhelms any thought that you might have something to offer. Then they ask you to pray for them.
I’ve been in these situations many times and so often I feel like a hapless disciple that yearns to know how to pray. Continue reading “Six Keys on How to Pray for the Healing of a Mental Illness”