I found myself humming this morning as I was walking and praying. The words to Don Moen’s beautiful song, “God Will Make a Way” seemed to overflow as an answer to the concerns and requests pouring out of my heart. “God will make a way where there seems to be no way, He works in ways we cannot see, He will make a way for me.”
I love that thought. How many times does God make a way when all we see are obstacles, barriers, and defeat? God has a track record of opening unexpected doors, creating unanticipated paths, and working through less than obvious people. He opened a way for Abraham and Sarah. Well into their Medicare years, there seemed to be no way that God’s promise of a child could be answered in their lives. Then came Isaac. God’s way for Joseph led him through the bottom of wells, prison cells, and Egypt’s throne rooms. Israel must have rubbed their eyes in wonder as they walked through a canyon made of sea water. Joshua faced big walls and big enemies, but God’s way marched him around a city to victory. God’s way for David proved that faith was a greater weapon than a sword. He opened a way for Daniel by closing the lions’ mouths. He made a way for all of us to come to His heart by declaring “It is finished” on a cross and then opening a tomb.
I have seen it over and over in my own life. The path I never would have chosen becomes a road of great blessing. The hardship I thought would undo me became the way God unleashed His presence in my heart. The friendship I cried for but never would have found on my own. The provision He makes when all I see is the mountain. God is not limited by my vision, understanding, or resources. He will always make a way – it may not be the easy way, the fastest way, or the smoothest way – but it will be the best way. The way that leads me deeper into His love.
My Jesus Resolution today is to trust that God will make a way for me. I am going to stop fretting and start looking for the ways that He is at work around me. His answer may already be in front of me or I may have to wait to see it unfold. The way He opens may not be the one I am looking for. I need to keep my eyes open. I must stop trying to work out my own solutions and rely on the One who has proven He can handle giants, oceans, lions, and even death. God will make a way because He is the Way.