You can’t always be on the Mountaintop…

Some days can be so easy. Everything goes my way. Everyone is nice. Everything seems to line up and just lay down at my feet.

Then there are the other days. Nothing goes right. Everyone seems rude, snappy or angry. Those days where I find my self saying, I should have stayed in bed.

Life is always full of these ups and downs, joys and pains. That’s the way life is. There would be no joy , if there wasn’t pain, no ups, if there are no downs.

You can’t always be on the mountaintop all the time.

When you climb a mountain, you have to start somewhere, right? It’s not at the top, with all the pretty views, the sense of accomplishment. Nope, you have to start at the bottom, in the valley and trek your way up. Struggling to get there. Pushing yourself not to give up.

Our journey with God, through this life, is the same way.

We start in that valley, no matter what that valley holds. We can either stay there, wallowing in the low country of our lives, or we listen to God. We grab His hand, and learn the lesson He is trying to teach us. We get out of His way, let Him get out in front of us, and pull us up that mountain.

We might make it the first time. We might fall back down. The key is always knowing that God will get us there. He’s not going to take a break, need a nap, or go to lunch.

He is always right there, holding out His hand, waiting for us.

Of course, mountaintops don’t go on forever, do they?

Once we get up there soak up that joyful air. Bask in happiness the view brings us, well, we’ve got to come back down, don’t we.

That’s ok. God is with us on the way down too. He is making sure we don’t fall too hard. He will be there to teach us the glories of His Grace. He will be there to comfort us. If we let Him.

When it’s time, in His time, He will grab our hands again, and lift us up again, and give us the strength to climb that next mountain.

So, the next time you are in that valley be happy and be thankful because without this valley, you could never get to the next mountaintop.

 

 

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Author: Margaret from soulfood101blog

Praying the world will read God's Word for themselves, and not rely on what someone else tells them His Word says or means.

15 thoughts on “You can’t always be on the Mountaintop…”

  1. Very true. We long for triumphant experiences. More of life is the time in between. As for reading the Bible in a year, I applaud your efforts. The important thing, however, is that we understand what we’re reading and interact with the Author. The Bible is a way for God to speak to us. That can’t be rushed. “For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit…” (Heb. 4: 12). Blessings, A. <3

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    1. Yes but we need to be thankful in all experiences, good and bad. If we just thank Him in the good times, what appreciation is that LOL. No applause needed. I have been reading my Bible every year for, well this is my 6 or 7th year. I am going to write a blog about reading the Bible and His word. I don’t think I can study it and understand it ALL at once, or I would be understanding what “man” is telling me that it means. I feel God’s word talks to me, what I get from it is what He wants me to learn. We could both read the same verse and get something different, you’d get the lesson He is teaching you, I’d get the lesson He is teaching me, or I might not get anything because He knows it’s not my time to learn that, or He knows I’m not ready or I’m not willing. See, like I said, I have a lot to say on the subject but I’ll save it for the day He gives me the words and not when I want. Trying hard to do that in my life. God Bless you and thank you for visiting with me :)

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      1. lol at slacker. Anna, I’ve been to your blog and read several of your blogs (not all, but slowly I’ll get there) and no one that writes that well, and with that much insight and passion could ever be categorized as a slacker, EVER :)

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  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Thank you for these thoughts. I am a month into reading the entire Bible in one year, again. I just finished a study of Job. In the valley right now, but I am still praising God for every good thing in my life. Be blessed.

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    1. I am loving seeing all these wonderful, spiritual, God loving blogs! You are doing what He wants by feeding yourself His word. And the great thing about the valleys, they don’t last forever, there are some pretty things in valleys :) and you will be so much stronger when you climb out of it. :) God bless you and thank you for visiting with me!

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      1. You’re welcome ❤ Your post really helped me because I’ve been in a bit of a valley for the past couple of days. I know the Lord has been helping me get through it, though. ❤

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