“See, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff. You will winnow them, the wind will pick them up, and a gale will blow them away. But you will rejoice in the LORD and glory in the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 41:15-16
Through Isaiah, God tells the Israelites that they will be made into a threshing sledge. This was not for threshing weeds or wheat, but mountains and hills. They would destroy mountains to the point the wind would blow them away.
Moving a mountain implies that they would have great power. People have removed parts of a mountain in the past in order to put a road through the mountain. It takes a lot of explosives, heavy equipment and a lot of work to accomplish that.
Believers today have that kind of power. It is found in faith. Jesus said that all a person needs is a little faith in order to move a mountain and cast it into the sea.
Most people would love to have that kind of power. The world strives and fights to have that kind of power. However, the power is not just for your own personal use. It is not just to help you have power.
The purpose of the power is to be a witness of God’s power to this world. The last part of today’s verses says that they will rejoice in the Lord. Yes, they will destroy and crush many mountains that stand in their way, but they will not boast in it. They will rejoice in God.
As you go through life, you most likely will not destroy a literal physical mountain, however, God will give you the power to destroy mountains of sin, addictions, and obstacles in your life. As that happens, do not boast about it, but rejoice in the Lord. Give God praise for what He is doing or has done.
Remember, it is not you who destroyed the mountain, but God through you. God gave you the power. Allow God to use you to destroy the mountain, then rejoice in Him for doing it.
I pray today that you will know the power of God in your life; that God will use you to destroy many mountains; that you will be a witness of God’s power; and that you will rejoice in God always for all things.