Underestimate the Devil
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5.8)
“And the Lord said to Satan, ‘From where do you come?’
So Satan answered the Lord and said, ‘From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.’” (Job 1.7)
Overestimate the Devil
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10.19)
Underestimate the Power of God
Notice how frequently Jesus points out the paucity of His disciples’ faith.
This is not meant to injure them, but to spur them on into deeper trust and deeper relationship with God.
Who of us can say we have enough faith?
Moving a mountain is easy. Moving our hearts is a far greater miracle, yet we see it done all the time when addictions are broken, relationships are restored, and lives are made whole.
Why Can’t You Move That Mountain?
Without question, you are being challenged to deeper faith and dependence on God. (We all are, all the time!)
Or perhaps God’s plan requires the mountain to stay put.
Regardless, every “mountain” we encounter is an opportunity to expand our faith until we become who God hopes for us to be.