Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea
And a path through the mighty waters. Isaiah 43:16
I’ve seen You move, come move the mountains
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed me yet (Do it Again by Elevation Worship)
As I was singing the lyrics to this song in worship Sunday I began to reflect on the faithfulness of God. Oh, the mountains I have seen God move in my own life moves me to tears. When I was at my lowest, entangled in sin, God made a way for me where there was no way. There have been situations my family has faced that at the time seemed dark and hopeless, yet God in His faithfulness made a way where there was no way. I’m curious, like me, have you ever faced a problem in life where there seems to be no solution? You feel like you have tried everything and nothing seems to give you the outcome you desired or desperately needed? You’ve labored and toiled all night and still came up short. Maybe it is in the area of finances, or relationships? For some the problem could be in school, with your children, or decisions to be made within your career. Whatever problem we are facing there is One who has, and is the solution. As we take a closer look at our key verse we see that the Lord is in the business of making a way where there is no way. God makes a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Where there is no clear path forward our God creates one. Where the is no natural relief or refreshment our God provides one! Our problems do not exhaust Gods power!! Let’s take a walk through Scripture and watch how God specializes in showing His power in hopeless situations.
As the Egyptians pursue with all Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and his army the Israelites feared greatly and cry out to the Lord. God made a way, where there was no way. God displays His faithfulness by delivering the Israelites. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. And the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. (Exodus 14:21-22)
After setting out from Elim, Israelites complain against Moses for a lack of food. God made a way, where there was no way. We see God graciously and faithfully provide. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day (Exodus 16:4)
Despite the King’s unchangeable decree he was forced to condemn Daniel to the den of lions. Daniel was left alone alone to face his fate. God made a way, where there was no way. God’s faithfulness to Daniel was affirmed. Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.” (Daniel 6:21)
After Paul and Silas cast out demons in the name of Jesus and proclaim the way of salvation orders from the magistrates were given for them to be beaten with rods. They inflicted many blows and then they were thrown in prison. God made a way, where there was no way. Not only did the Presence of God filled those jail cells bringing them comfort and joy admits their suffering, God’s faithfulness to Paul and Silas was justice rendered on their behalf. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. But when it was day, the magistrates sent the police, saying, “Let those men go.” And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, “The magistrates have sent to let you go. Therefore come out now and go in peace.”(Acts 16:25-26, 34-36)
That day in the garden when Eve saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. (Genesis 3:6) Though God’s love for us is constant and unconditional, our sin separates us from spending eternity with Him. We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) We watch through Scripture God set in motion His plan to reclaim the lost. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son. (Ephesians 1:4-6) God loves us so much that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. God made a way, where there was no way, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:24) Jesus is the way for us to receive God’s grace and forgiveness. (John 17:3) This is the ultimate act of God’s faithfulness towards us. God’s biggest provision of making a way where there was no way, He sent us JESUS!
So whatever mountain stands before you, whether it be a financial mountain, health mountain, parenting mountain, marriage mountain, a mountain of addiction; cry out to God and He will make a way where there is no way. If you need refreshment He will provide. If you need a clear path He will create it. God is ever faithful. Never changing. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness. (Lam 3:21-23)
May we have faith to believe that the Lord who makes a way where there is no way
. . . He will do it again!