3 Ways Faith Can Move Mountains

Matt Mylin   -  

Faith can frame every obstacle as an opportunity to see God make a way.

We all face mountains in life.

Unfortunately, difficulties that seem impossible don’t usually give advanced warning. A cancer diagnosis, the loss of a loved one, depression and anxiety, and overwhelming debt are all examples of real-life experiences many people face. How can faith help? Jesus teaches his followers how to approach a mountain by having faith in God.

Three ways faith can frame every obstacle as an opportunity to see God make a way.


1. Speak to the obstacle to be removed.

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt” (Mark 11:23). Prayer is not telling God to do something about the mountain; prayer is telling the mountain to do something — be removed.

2. Believe it will be an opportunity.

Trials that test our faith develop endurance. Jesus emphasized the importance of resilient faith by saying, “The one who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:13). Facing obstacles are opportunities to develop confident faith in God.

3. Trust God to make a way where there seems to be no way.

God is fully capable of doing that which we regard as impossible. Instead of wondering if God will help you, trust God by wondering how he will come through.

Speak faith-filled words.

Trust God.

Don’t doubt.

Build confidence.

Grow in endurance. 

See every obstacle as an opportunity for God to make a way.