The Red Range

I possess a range of red mountains…on my forehead. Yeah. Colorado has Pike’s and I have Pimple Peak’s elevating across my face. While these Acne Alps are not so pretty, thankfully I have a dermatologist who prescribed me treatments to get rid of them.

I found it interesting that a precaution for one of the products reads: “Your acne might seem to get worse before it gets better. But that means that the medication is working—cleaning out acne that began forming before you started treatment.”

How interesting.

Often in our lives we encounter mountains of trouble and begin applying the word. Things sometimes seem to get WORSE instead of better though. But alas, the Word is strong! It is going deep and bringing to the surface troubles that formed before you had begun speaking the word over them. So when are standing in faith and more trouble breaks out, do not freak out. He is working to bring you out.

Hebrews 4:12 reads: “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword…”

Keep speaking the word and watch God finish the work that He started. He will be the balm in your Gilead. There is no outbreak or blemish that He does not have a remedy for. So keep applying until the outbreak is gone!

I too, would have been tempted to just stop using my prescription when I saw my face getting worse. However, I had read my informational packet that described what to expect during my treatment. Therefore I knew there would be some more blemishes. But I also knew that in the end, my face would be clear.

Likewise, have you been reading the Word and taking note of what to expect for your life? Let me enlighten you.

John 16:33 reads: “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

The Lord tells us that we will face problems in life. But He also encourages us that the end result will be good.

Romans 8:28 says: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Enduring mountains in life can sometime cause pressuring times..but they can also lead up to awesome spiritual moments. The Lord revealed Himself to Moses in the mountains. In the same way, let this time become an opportunity for the Lord is able to reveal Himself to you or impart instruction, direction, and wisdom to you.

God has good plans for your life. And for your troubles and afflictions, He is the cure. But if you stop applying His word, you make no room for Him to work. Indeed we can have faith that can move mountains. But notice that faith comes by hearing the word of God. So stay in your word through troubling times so that you may stay in faith. Then when troubles come, you can be like David in Psalm 27:13 saying: “I will remain confident in this, I will see the goodness of the Lord.”

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