For He Himself has said: "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
Before I knew my name, before I drew a breath, He was making ways for me.
Now and every day, in each and every step,
He is making ways for me.
When my heart is full of doubt, feels like faith is running out.
I’ve come too far to turn around, I know.
(excerpt from "God Will Work it Out" by
Maverick City Music) For a few days this song was playing over and over in my mind. I knew that God was speaking because it’s one of the ways that He speaks to me ... through songs. But, I am looking at the verses and the very first verse reminds me of Psalm 139 - which I shared on recently - verse 16. It is a reminder to me that before I was even aware of my own existence, before I was even born, God was setting things up, putting things in place for my arrival. That sounds like God. God doesn’t do things any old how. He is organized, He has a plan for everything and everyone, even when we don’t have a plan for ourselves. Isn’t it interesting that by the time a problem comes our way, God already has the answer to it? We are the ones who worry and stress because we can’t see the way out, we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. But, God does and God can. The problem isn’t God, it’s us. Just because we can’t see the solution, just because it looks impossible doesn’t mean that it is, it just means that we can’t see it. That’s where faith comes in. It’s not based on sight, on what we can see, on what we can figure out, on what seems logical to us, or even on what we know. Instead, it’s based on WHO we know and once we give it to HIM, He is quite capable of working it out.
If the God who created us and who knows our days even before they come, can’t solve our problem, our situation, our trial then something’s wrong! Think about it. The God who created us and who knows what is going to happen even before it does (nothing catches God off guard!), has the answer and He will work it out. It’s about our trust in Him. We need to go to Him with expectation and anticipation of what He is going to do. We may not always be able to tell Him how to do it - like we love to do so many times – but we can trust that He will accomplish it the best way for us. I think about the many sick people who came to Jesus for healing. They came to Him with expectation, they expected Him to heal, they expected Him to do something good for them or for their loved one. The woman with the issue of blood did not crawl to Jesus through a thick crowd, desperately hoping to simply touch the edge of his clothes just so that she could feel His clothes. She was expecting something from Him even if she had to secretly crawl to Him to get it (Matthew 9:20-22)! How desperate are we?!!
The second part of that verse in the song speaks of dwindling faith yet realising that you’ve come too far to turn back and that you may as well keep trusting, keep believing because you know that you know that God will do something!
I have reached the point in my life where it’s God or nothing. I realize that only God can get me through those really tough and trying situations, those situations where other people may say “Give up!” yet, once God hasn’t said it I am staying put until He completes the job! It’s actually a beautiful place to be, resting in God. I actually feel the stress melting away, the burdens lifted as I simply say “God I can’t but You can.” This is the point we all have to reach. This is the point I believe God wants us to reach. He still wants all the glory for Himself because if we could do it, pride would step in and we would fall. But, when He does it, it’s well done and He gets the glory.
If you have not invited Jesus Christ into your life as your personal Saviour and Lord, I encourage you to do so now. Life is filled with too many challenges and stress but God has the answer to every problem and knows exactly how to lead us safely through every trial. We can’t but God can!!!
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