What difficulties are you facing right now? Do you sometimes feel as if the way [path] you are travelling on currently is almost impossible to be on? There is a song we often sing in English – “He will make a way where there seems to be no way – that’s what the love of God can do!”
When the nation of Israel faced what seemed to them, an uncrossable Red Sea, God made a miraculous way to part [open] it. They not only passed on to their freedom, but their enemies were overcome in the waves that closed behind the Israelites and over the Egyptians. God is a Master Way Maker!
Isaiah 55:8 + 9 states, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Very often we think we know what is best for us, but our Good Shepherd knows which way will mature and mould us according to HIS blessed will, HIS plans, and HIS purposes for us.
We all know the story of Job and his intense and many sufferings. Yet he could say in Job 22:10 -> “But He (God) knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” THAT needs to be our goal – to “come forth as gold” even in the furnace of fire, temptations, challenges, and hardships. Jesus knows the way we need to go.
When Solomon wanted to teach his son which way to go, he wrote Proverbs 3, telling his son to never allow love and faithfulness to leave him. He continued; “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; IN ALL YOUR WAYS acknowledge Him (submit to Him) and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” Prov. 3:5-8.
Loving Father, our Way Maker who knows all the tomorrows we must still face, thank You that You always know best what is best for each one of us. Please forgive us when we fight against Your plans and purposes for us. Help us to realise that You are the ONLY ONE who knows what the future will bring. Help us to submit to the plans You have for us, to trust you in all things, big and small, knowing that even if the way becomes difficult, we have a Saviour who knows the way because You walked this road long before us and You want to continue walking it WITH us. We love You dearest Jesus! Amen