God makes ways out of nothing. It’s what He does best. When He created the world, He simply spoke and it was so. With one Word, God changes the atmosphere, literally, and He irrefutably changes things within our individual life circumstances. Does every way that God makes for us happen instantly? In most scenarios, that is not the case. But that is where our faith kicks in. We also can reflect and remember what He has already done in our lives and in the lives of others.
No matter what we currently see or what the end result gives the impression to be, God can make a way when there visibly isn’t one. He can break every chain that comes to block our way to Him.
Genesis 1:3 (NLT) says,
Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Genesis 1:6-7 (NLT) says,
6 Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” 7 And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens.
Genesis 1:9 (NLT) says,
Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.” And that is what happened.
Genesis 1:11 (NLT) says,
Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened.
Genesis 1:14-15 (NLT) says,
14 Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years. 15 Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened.
Genesis 1:20-21 (NLT) says,
20 Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.” 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:24 (NLT) says,
Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened.
And the very best, He saved for last.
Genesis 1:26-27 (NLT) says,
26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” 27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God SAID IT and everything was so, based on His Word and authority over all creation.
In Mark the 9th chapter, we find a father whose son was demon-possessed. He had asked the disciples to cast out the evil spirit, but in their own strength, they were unable to do so. They had been taught by Jesus and had authority and power; however, they lacked the faith necessary to execute the deliverance that was within their authority to produce.
We have the power to pray over and speak into those disruptive, unwelcomed places in our lives. We must simply believe and activate the power that is within us. That power, the Holy Spirit, resides inside of us when we accept Jesus as our personal Savior, when we believe. It has been given to us; so, let us embrace it and utilize it in our everyday lives. It is there to guide our steps and to bring about change where change is needed.
Acts 1:8 (NLT) says,
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
This father whose son was demon-possessed needed a way for his son to be made whole when there seemed to not be one.
Mark 9:14-24 (NLT) says,
14 When they returned to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd surrounding them, and some teachers of religious law were arguing with them. 15 When the crowd saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with awe, and they ran to greet him.
16 “What is all this arguing about?” Jesus asked.
17 One of the men in the crowd spoke up and said, “Teacher, I brought my son so you could heal him. He is possessed by an evil spirit that won’t let him talk. 18 And whenever this spirit seizes him, it throws him violently to the ground. Then he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast out the evil spirit, but they couldn’t do it.”
19 Jesus said to them, “You faithless people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”
20 So they brought the boy. But when the evil spirit saw Jesus, it threw the child into a violent convulsion, and he fell to the ground, writhing and foaming at the mouth.
21 “How long has this been happening?” Jesus asked the boy’s father.
He replied, “Since he was a little boy. 22 The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.”
23 “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”
24 The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
Doubt should never feel at home in our presence because we have the knowledge necessary to know that with God, all things are possible. No situation is too fierce for Him. Nothing is beyond His reach of repair. When the road before us appears to be blocked; when there seems to be no way forward and the condition of our life is determined to get the best of us, Elohim, God, Mighty Creator, is fully capable of producing the way through, which leads right back to Him.
Mark chapter 9 verses 25-26 goes on to say,
25 When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil spirit. “Listen, you spirit that makes this boy unable to hear and speak,” he said. “I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!”
26 Then the spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and helped him to his feet, and he stood up.
We, too, when doubt rises to the surface, can ask God to help us with our unbelief. He will renew our mind and provide us with all that we need to continue to press forward. Our victory is there for the taking, when we don’t give up in the process.
Psalm 114:3 alludes to the times in the lives of the Israelites where God moved the water right out of their way, at both the Red Sea, at the beginning of the Israelites journey, and at the Jordan River, towards the end of their journey.
Psalms 114:1-7 (NLT) says,
1 When the Israelites escaped from Egypt—
when the family of Jacob left that foreign land—
2 the land of Judah became God’s sanctuary,
and Israel became his kingdom.
3 The Red Sea saw them coming and hurried out of their way!
The water of the Jordan River turned away.
4 The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills like lambs!
5 What’s wrong, Red Sea, that made you hurry out of their way?
What happened, Jordan River, that you turned away?
6 Why, mountains, did you skip like rams?
Why, hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the God of Jacob.
So you see, things will try to come against us in our walk with Christ. Whether we are just starting our journey through a Red Sea experience or crossing the Jordan River heading towards our Promised Land, God makes ways when those road blocks present themselves. At the presence of the Lord, our situations tremble and Satan must retreat.
Exodus 14:21-22 (NLT) says,
21 Then Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the Lord opened up a path through the water with a strong east wind. The wind blew all that night, turning the seabed into dry land. 22 So the people of Israel walked through the middle of the sea on dry ground, with walls of water on each side!
Deep into their journey, the Israelites were still faced with challenges. A barrier was in place to try to stop them from reaching their place of victory. However, the Israelites moved forward with hope and anticipation of better things. God promised they were on their way to some place special; a land of abundance. These barriers were there, so it seems, to hold them hostage to the way things were, replacing the possibility of freedom with a life of despair and overwhelming feelings of being trapped.
Joshua 3:14-17 (NLT) says,
14 So the people left their camp to cross the Jordan, and the priests who were carrying the Ark of the Covenant went ahead of them. 15 It was the harvest season, and the Jordan was overflowing its banks. But as soon as the feet of the priests who were carrying the Ark touched the water at the river’s edge, 16 the water above that point began backing up a great distance away at a town called Adam, which is near Zarethan. And the water below that point flowed on to the Dead Sea until the riverbed was dry. Then all the people crossed over near the town of Jericho.
17 Meanwhile, the priests who were carrying the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant stood on dry ground in the middle of the riverbed as the people passed by. They waited there until the whole nation of Israel had crossed the Jordan on dry ground.
What action did they have to take in order to move past this point of the journey? They had to trust God. Trusting God produced their safe passage beyond that point of blockage.
No matter how far we have come and how strong we have gotten in our knowledge of God and who Jesus is; and, regardless of how successfully we believe we are applying God’s commands and ways clearly laid out for us in our lives, this will not exempt us from still facing trials. Nevertheless, we must push through and trust God, because just around the corner could be our mighty breakthrough that will change who we are in Christ and bring into clear view God’s overflow of blessings that He has stored up for us.
When there isn’t a way, God makes one. Believe!
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