When Mustard Seeds Don’t Move Mountains

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I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move… ~Matthew 17:20

She sits over the stillness of her husband frailty. She prays. She cries out to her God to heal the disease that has been slowly pulling the threads from the fabric of his life.

She asks. She seeks. She believes.

…Her husband dies.


Her one desire is to bear her own child. After years of struggle, she continues to hope. Her faith waivers in moments, but is never fully shaken. She believes that God wants to and will give her this longing of her heart.

She lives out the remainder of her childbearing years in faith.

…It’s a faith that never sees manifestation.


These two women held mustard seeds.

They both believed. They both had hope.

They both had faith.

Many times they had cast their seeds at the mountain placed in front of them – but the mountain never moved.

Why? Oh God, why?

Doesn’t Your Word say that faith like a mustard seed can move mountains?

Isn’t it Your desire to answer our prayers? Especially the prayers prayed in faith?

Yes. The answer is yes.

So the question rises..

Why do mustard seeds, sometimes not move mountains?

I’m hanging out over at the blog “Me Too Moments For Moms” today. Come read the rest of “When Mustard Seeds Don’t Move Mountains” over there.



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