Beloved... Our LORD is a WAY-MAKER!
Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea and a path through the mighty waters.... Isaiah 43:16
Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert... Isaiah 43:19
The lyrics of one of my favourite songs says... “God will make a way when 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, walking close beside my side. With love and strength for each new day. He will make a way for me.”
Today, let's look back, be encouraged and empowered to move forward, as we recall our personal testimonies, other believers' and the testimonies in the Bible, where the LORD, OUR WAY-MAKER, made a way where there seems to be no way...
==== The Lord, Our Deliverer, Defender, Refuge, Fortress =====
Are you facing the Red Sea before you, hearing and fearing the sound of the Egyptians, Pharoah, and his chariots in hot pursuit after you; your enemies and time are against you? You are desperately crying, 'Lord, there is no way of escape from these strong enemies and this desperate situation unless God intervenes, like NOW!' Psalm 91:2 says: "I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust." Beloved, have faith, do not be afraid... God can still and He will make a way!
And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” ~ Exodus 14:13-14
By faith, they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned. ~ Hebrews 11:29
==== The Lord, Our Provider (El-Shaddai) ====
Are you facing a desperate need, and if God doesn't intervene, it will result in the sacrifice or death of God's blessings, His promises and provision for you? This could be your health, illness (mind, body, soul), your children, your household, your family, your finances, your freedom, your business/career, your ministry, your God-given destiny; whatever is that lack or desperate need. Philippians 4:19 says: "But my God shall supply ALL your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." 2 Peter 1:3-4 says: "as His divine power has given to us ALL things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust"
Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.” And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt-offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” ~ Genesis 22:9-14 (NKJV)
==== Prayer and Declarations =====
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Jesus told us "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let our requests be made known to God." Heavenly Father, in Jesus name, I come before you today with a grateful heart to say Thank You, LORD, for all You have provided and given to me, for waking me up and opening my eyes to see a new day. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me from all my sin, for dying in my place, for all the many other blessings, You have given me, even the ones I can't see. Thank you, LORD, for all the resources You have provided for me, for being able to read this message. (Pause and think about this!) Forgive me, Lord, when I have taken You and all Your blessings for granted. Thank you, Lord, for all You have done in my life, all you are doing and going to do. Thank you, Lord, for making several ways out for me in the past when I faced seemingly impossible situations; BUT God, You divinely intervened, and You've done it. Father, You provided solutions even better than I hoped or imagined or asked. My Father God, You have always provided a way out of my mess and test; and this current challenge is no different. You are the same unchangeable God, and Your love for me is steadfast, faithful, unfailing, eternal, and unconditional. Father, You can still and will provide the best solution to this problem I am facing, according to Your will, in Your timing, and all for Your Glory.
Come, O Lord, invade my life and my situation, LORD, pour out divine nature, Your Sovereignty, Your manifested divine power, Your steadfast love, Your all-sufficient Grace; Hasten your deliverance and revealed Glory! Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD! Lord enable, strengthen me and increase my faith to believe, to trust, to endure, to persevere, to persistently pray, to praise You, to hold on, to fight and never to give up hope in Jesus to perform miracles. Yes, LORD, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. For it is God who works in me both to His will and to do of His good pleasure. In the name of Jesus, I declare that I will experience Your faithfulness, goodness and greatness in this situation; You are The Lord God, the Horn of Salvation, my Savior, my Shepherd, my Provider, my Protector, my Defender, my Healer, my Refuge, my Fortress, my Rock, my Strong-Tower, my Way-Maker, my Day-Breaker, the LORD of my Breakthrough! In faith, I say thank you, Lord, in advance of this my very near- future Glorious testimony, in Jesus name, I pray amen.
===== Application of Faith =====
Beloved... Become engaged, Be encouraged, equipped, empowered, energised, and elevated in your faith. In the name of Jesus, I declare, "God can still, and He will make a way!"
Beloved... Can you recall past testimonies where you "between a rock and a hard place" and God made a way, where there seems to be no way? Feel free to share your testimony in the comments to encourage and empower others. "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed."
Beloved... Are you currently facing a desperate situation, legal problems, chronic sickness, financial difficulty, family crisis, a dilemma, a predicament... that you are wondering if there is a way out? Please share in comments so that we may stand in agreement with you in prayers.
Beloved... Are you a prayer warrior? Please add a prayer in the comments, let's intercede, through Jesus Christ to our Heavenly Father, on behalf on our brothers and sisters, who are in need and discouraged.
"Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit". ~ James 5:13-18 (NJKV)
Beloved... Our LORD is a WAY-MAKER!