A Way

5 11 2014

Do you ever just feel stuck? It seems like no matter which way you turn there is a wall staring you in the face. Boxed in, your heart feels squeezed small by the pressure. Hope seeps out like air from a dying balloon. Frustration and despair become constant companions as you look with bewildered eyes at the obstacles that now fill your vision. It doesn’t matter what has brought you to this place – a broken relationship, financial stresses, health issues, job troubles, faltering dreams, or sin and its consequences. You look around and just feel stuck. There is no way out, and our hearts weren’t designed to live, really live, in tight, closed off spaces.

Listen to these words by Don Moen, and let them echo in your soul.

God will make way where there seems to be no way,

He works in ways we cannot see, He will make a way for me.

He will be my guide, hold me closely to His side,

With love and strength for each new day, He will make a way,

He will make a way.

God is in the ‘making a way’ business. The Bible is filled with stories in which people felt boxed in, stuck, broken, and insufficient for the challenge, but find themselves rescued, redeemed, relieved, and renewed by a God who makes a way. Their stories are meant to help you trace the way that God is creating a way in your story. He may not open the way you expect, or even wish. He may call you to crawl through a window when you have been praying for an open door. But God is in the business of making a way for you to look more like Jesus no matter where you find yourself. No place is too small for God to work.

My Jesus Resolution today is to trade stuck for still. Instead of being frantic and trying to find my own solutions, I am going to be still and trust in the One who is the Way. I want to open my eyes to the ways in which God is at work all around me. I want to see the beauty in where I am, not just where I want to be. I want to remember that the cross is not a stop sign, but a door opening the way into the very presence of God. I want to celebrate the truth that God is making a way for me, even when there seems to be no way.


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5 responses

5 11 2014
Megan

This was exactly what I needed today. I’m going through some challenges and I’ve been praying about them and I just said to myself this morning “I need an answer from God.” I was sitting here at work and your name came to mind. I used to read your blog regularly before Google reader went away, and I have not read it since Google reader went away (which was over a year ago).

5 11 2014
Karen West

I do try to see what God has for me to do in the place where I am. I know He has a plan and I try to see it. Love you.

5 11 2014
Renee Motl

So timely for me. Love how He reaches his own. Tonight He reached me through the words He put in your heart. Love you sweet friend.

6 11 2014
Ann

Thank you got such timely words to remind me: “Be still and know that I am God.”

7 11 2014
Ginney Miranda

Wow! I taught a study over Psalm 40 yesterday morning and these are the EXACT thoughts we shared!! I guess God must be trying to tell me something. 🙂

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