When a mountain stands before you,it is not time to cry but to remember what the Lord did for you in the past. Like the psalm of Asaph declares, “This is my infirmity but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old” (Psm. 77:10).
That day when the master said to Peter to launch out his net into the waters and there was a mighty catch of fish, Peter did not get excited at the blessing on his business. He discerned something far more important – a holy man stood before him and he was a sinner! But that was a turning point of his life.He was to leave the trade which fed his family; God told him to leave the nets and become a fisher of men. Surely, the God who supplied the fish would tend to his needs. But one day Peter forgot the testimony of God; he did not remember the wonder of God.
Peter needed money to pay tax. His mind stressed and worried. He was no longer a fisherman but the Lord asked him to fish – this time not to catch a multitiude of fish, but to remind him that the same God who had multiplied his fish would take care of his tax to be found in the mouth of a fish: “What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?.. go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee” (Mat. 17:17-27).
When you go through valleys, or you are come before a mountain, remember His “wonders of old”. Amen.