My Mountain Is Too High

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I am a firm believer that what does not kill us makes us stronger! Some people don’t believe that!

I don’t doubt that you can climb your mountain, but it may seem sometimes that my mountain is too high! My past life experiences teach me better than that and certainly, my Bible teaches me better than that.

Ephesians 3:20-21 (ETRV)
20 With God’s power working in us, he can do much, much more than anything we can ask or think of.
21 To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time, forever and ever. Amen.

Those of us who believe in a higher power have a distinct advantage when we come to the point of wondering if our mountain of a problem is too high for us to climb. The truth is that we God-fearers cannot even think of a mountain that is too tall for Him. What problems are over our heads are always under His feet!

As I wrote these words on Sep. 11, 2020, I thought of the high mountain of America’s response to the twin towers and Pentagon disaster 19 years ago. I remember how our country came together as one, and people went to church, and we became a nation of prayer once again. Our grieving was salved from Heaven. That Higher Power is still available today!

Here’s a personal and recent event on my timeline: On September 8, I was ON the operating table and just about to receive anesthesia when my heart rhythm acted up and the surgery was canceled. I was experiencing atrial fibrillation for the first time. My first comment was to apologize to the OR staff for the inconvenience, my second comment was that the Good Lord evidently didn’t want me to have surgery that day and my third comment was that God will get some glory out of all this. Perhaps by now, I’ve had my surgery; perhaps not. But, God is still on His throne and this life event has made me stronger.

I challenge YOU to take the next step up the mountain! You don’t have to grieve alone! That support system we always talk about WILL work, if you and I will just use it!

My Mountain Is Too High?

No way!

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Doug Greenway

These blog articles are written by the retired minister and former educator and counselor, Doug Greenway. He'd love to hear from you with your comments, questions, or suggestions for future topics. You may reach Doug at

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