When there is no way...

We sang this song at church this past weekend, and it has been playing over and over in my head ever since…so I just wanted to share it with you. Maybe it will be an encouragement to someone else out there:

It’s a truth I say I believe…that God can do the impossible, that He can work miracles, that He can do anything…that He can part the sea and walk on water and raise the dead. And yet, as I live day to day and as the worries and the stresses and the troubles of this world press in around me, I forget.  Because too often I live as though God is limited to what I can see. I worry and I fret and I wonder how things are going to work out. I live as though it’s up to me to make things happen, and if I can’t make it happen then it just can’t happen. I live as though my feelings are absolute truth, and like what I see is all there is.

I don’t mean to live this way. Sometimes I don’t even realize it’s what I’m doing.  But then my hope falters when things get hard, my courage gets shaky when the path is unclear, my trust wavers when the waves are crashing in and the storms are thundering down. And I realize that I’ve forgotten to trust that the God who made me and loves me and lives inside of me can do ANYTHING…and through Him, ALL things are possible.

No matter what it is you are facing:
Just because you don’t see a way through, doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Just because you don’t understand what’s happening, doesn’t mean God isn’t at work.
Just because you feel like there is no hope, doesn’t mean it’s hopeless.
Just because you can’t see Him or feel Him, doesn’t mean you’re alone. He is still there.

If you’re facing something impossible…if you’ve reached a dead end and there is no way through…if you’ve looked and looked and there’s no way out and no way back and no way forward and you’re losing hope…hold on. That just means there is something happening beyond what you can see...there’s more the story, there’s a bigger picture, there’s so much that you don’t know. But God does. And He is not confined to what we understand. His ways are not our ways. He makes ways where we can’t make ways…He IS the Way.

 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.” 1 Corinthians 13:12

One day we’ll see the big picture. One day we’ll see how everything really did work together for good. But for now, I just have to keep remembering that God is bigger than anything I see or feel. He can do the impossible. He loves me. And I can trust Him.