Trisha Yearwood, You Don’t Have To Move That Mountain Lyrics
CHORUS: You don’t have to move that mountain
Just help me Lord to climb it
You don’t have to move that stumblin’ block
Just show me the way around it
We must climb a great high mountain
To reach God’s gracious kingdom
In His words you’ll find the strength
If you will just believe them
Well, the way is filled with pitfalls
And sometimes we may falter
You can have His grace, my friend
On your knees down at the altar
This is great to hold on to when God’s will is not to move that mountain in your life. We certainly can grow from these mountains if we allow God to climb with us. We always have to remember God is in control and no matter if our mountain is moved or if we have to climb it. God is with us guiding us all the way.
Even Jesus climbing the mountain of being crucified on the cross and he was willing to do so if it was God’s will but it did not stop Jesus from asking God to remove the cup or mountain but still God’s will be done.
“Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken away from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will’” (Matthew 26:39) and “He went away a second time and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done’” (Matt. 26:42)
This is not saying our faith is wavering but that we are totally in God’s hands and willing to do whatever God see best in our lives. Our faith is what gets us from one mountain to another even if they cannot be moved. Each one of these mountains we encounter has a mountain top. Just imagine yourself climbing a huge mountain. Each step gets harder and harder but you have God to guide you and even when you feel you cannot go any further He will be there to carry you. Just as in this poem. “Footprints in the Sand.”
FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND
One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand.
One belonged to him, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life, there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.:
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when I needed you the most you would leave me.”
The Lord replied,
“My precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then I carried you.”
Even though we feel we are climbing the mountain alone we are NOT. God is there every step of the way. Just as in the poem, He is carrying us when we get to the point that we feel we cannot go any further.
Now imagine you have climbed that mountain. You are on the mountain top. How do you feel? GREAT! You have made it up another mountain and you have become much stronger in your faith and spiritual life. It takes these challenges of climbing the mountains that God chooses not to remove from our lives to appreciate the mountain tops and know that once again God is going to get us through. He has proved Himself over and over. Not that He has to prove Himself but He wants to in order to encourage us and convince us to depend on Him more and more.