The Mountain Mover

Also delight yourself in Yahweh, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to Yahweh. Trust also in him, and he will do this: he will make your righteousness shine out like light, and your justice as the noon day sun. Psalm 37:4-6 WEB.

Once while performing a deed search on some property, we found a tax lien had been filed against us by the state for several thousand dollars. After calling the Department of Revenue, they said we had missed filing some business form about office furniture years ago. Yet, we didn't have an office.

So they "estimated" that we owed the maximum amount they could charge. Then the penalties and fines had multiplied for years. We had never received any notification about this form and were horrified when we found out. They couldn't give us the details because the record had been archived. The lady on the phone told us that they would have to restore a backup of it that night and to "Please check back tomorrow."

My wife Sylvia and I joined hands and prayed about this together. One phrase came to me, "Say nothing negative."

Every fiber of my being wanted to scream, "We don't owe this in the first place!" I wanted to whine and complain so badly'but we didn't. Instead, we just didn't talk about it at all for the next 24 hours. We ate dinner in silence. It was difficult. We just had to trust God to handle the situation because it had grown into a mountain.

The next day we called the D.O.R. back and found that it was an error. They agreed that we never owed the bill. So the penalties and fees shouldn't have accumulated anyway. The lady nicely removed the record, and the tax lien went away.

When mountains rise up in front of you, and things begin to look impossible to resolve, trust in the Lord God. He can make the impossible come to pass, for nothing impossible for Him. God can move the mountain.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please melt the mountains in my life. Cover me with your Holy Spirit and protect me during this time. Help me make the right decisions and to say nothing negative. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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