In Matthew 17:20, Jesus remarks, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” On the days when nothing seems to go right, when the world seems entirely stacked up against you, when you feel you’ve lost all hope, it’s important to remember this passage and reflect on just how small a mustard seed is. In fact, it should be noted that mustard seeds are roughly 0.079 inches in diameter. And mountains? The smallest mountains are still over 1,000 feet above sea level. And as Jesus posits in this verse, faith the size of a mustard seed has the ability to move mountains.
No matter your mountains, there are three simple ways that you can move mountains with faith alone.
Your Simple Prayers Can Move Mountains
In the darkest of times, it’s hard to imagine how prayer could do much good. When you’re down in the dumps and life still seems to be kicking you, it can be so easy just to resign yourself to that downtrodden fate. But, that’s not at all what God wants for His children. God is love, and He wants His children to live purposeful, meaningful lives.
When it feels as though no one is on your side, and everything is going awry, reach out to your Heavenly Father. Your simple prayers can move mountains.
Your Positive Words Can Move Mountains
Perhaps it isn’t you that’s suffering. Maybe it’s a friend, a co-worker, a spouse, a parent or a child. Whoever it may be, your positive words can move mountains for them. If you speak from the heart and communicate that you have faith they’ll make it through their dark time, you have the ability to turn their entire perspective on its head.
Sometimes, all anyone needs is a little positive encouragement. With your faith the size of a mustard seed, you can be that font of hope and that beacon of wisdom for them.
Your Faithful Deeds Can Move Mountains
In word and in deed, your faith should always be evident. When you’re going through the desert, or you notice a fellow traveler is experiencing strife, take a moment to slow down. Meet that person where they are and offer a helping hand—literally.
When words fall short and prayer is not quite enough, sometimes faithful deeds are all that can lift someone out of a bad situation. Whenever you can, lend your gifts and your time to those in need, and you may just be surprised by how many mountains you can move.