Encouraging Faith

God will always make a way.

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   God is good. Sometimes that’s all I can bring myself to say because I could spend the rest of my life explaining why. I’ve been in countless situations where I know that had not been for God, I wouldn’t have made it through. Life can get really exhausting but my trust in God’s ability to see me through my darkest days is strong.

He will part seas for you.

God parted the Red Sea in Exodus 14:21 for Moses and the Israelites he led out of bondage. While they were being pursued by an army with no way out, God made a way for them. The waters were divided and they walked across dry land. They were able to cross the land safely but the army was taken by the sea at God’s command to Moses.

I’ve been there before, between a rock and a hard place or better yet, an army and the Red Sea. In the face of certain doom, God created a path for me to walk across. Time and time again, God has performed miracles in my life that no one else could. He’s helped me in ways that only He could take the Glory for.

He can do the same for you. When you feel like there’s no way out, God can come right on time and deliver you from your enemies. He can save you from an unhealthy relationship, sickness, loneliness, and depression—anything. He can divide the very thing that stands in your way and allow you to walk across safely. If He did it for the Israelites and for me, He can do it for you.



He’ll give you manna.

I remember one day I cried out to God because I was in a financial struggle I had never been in before. It was a Sunday and I told Him to send someone to remind me that He hasn’t forgotten me. I went to church expecting to get an encouraging word from someone. It never happened and I left church feeling defeated. “God, didn’t you hear me?” I fought back tears as I drove out of the church’s parking lot. I didn’t want money I just wanted one of those, “God told me to tell you…” moments so many people claimed to have experienced. 

Though I was sad, I promised my kids a trip to the park. My sister needed to go to the store so while she was inside, I contemplated how to tell my kids we weren’t going to the park after all. Well, they protested and after a potty break, we headed to the park. Ten minutes after we arrived at the park, a young couple and their daughter came. We did the awkward smile parents give one another when their kids interact.

After some time, the couple went to the car. The dad came back, I assumed he lost something but he came to me. He handed me a brochure for his church and asked me if I knew Jesus. I was shocked. We began talking like old friends and he told me how far he and his wife had come in their walk with Christ. Before he left he said, “I believe God allowed me to meet you so you’ll be reminded that He is a provider. I would like to bless you right now.” I wanted to cry right then. God answered my prayer to send someone to remind me that I wasn’t forgotten. I was amazed that all the stops we made before we got to the park made it so we’d cross paths.

In Exodus 16, God gave the Israelites manna so that they would know that He was the Lord their God. When God blesses us, it’s to remind us of who He is to us. He is the Lord OUR God. He will always provide what we need whether it’s finances, an encouraging word, or something else that we’ve been seeking him for. Even if it’s not the abundance he promised us, he will sustain us in the waiting.

He will lead you out of the wilderness.

Exodus 14:14The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” When I’m going through a difficult season it can be extremely challenging to keep my peace. Sometimes when I am at peace I feel like I should be more concerned about my situation so I end up worrying again. I give God my burdens and then snatch it right back. But God encourages us to remember that he will fight for us so we don’t need to worry.

Sometimes God allows us to enter a wilderness in order to strengthen and prepare us for where He desires to plant us. It might feel like a punishment and we might even long for the place he took us from. God knows better than we do and while we don’t always understand, He knows what He’s doing. 

God made a promise to bring his people into the land he swore to them. Despite how long it took, he fulfilled his promise. Once God has given us a promise, He will see it through. It doesn’t matter how many detours we take or how many mistakes we make along the way. God will lead us out of the wilderness. 

 



God makes a way where there is no way.

God will always make a way. Even if it feels like it’s taking a long time, He’ll make a way for us. Isaiah 60:22 – “When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen.” God knows when we’ll be ready for our breakthrough. He knows when it’s the right time to give us our promise. If you’re a parent, then you’ve waited for your kids to reach a certain milestone before you gave them something. If you gave it to them ahead of time it may cause a mess or even be dangerous depending on what it is.

Wait for God to reveal when you’re ready for his promise to come to pass. Don’t jump the gun and go off of your own timing. Psalm 27:14- “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! The Israelites were not at all ready to go to their promise land when they got out of Egypt. Of course, God could have allowed them to take possession of the land a lot earlier, but he knew they were not prepared for it. Even when we know what He has for us, we won’t get it until He decides it’s the right time. And until He leads you out of your wilderness, remember Hebrews 10:35-“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!”

God can do amazing things. He isn’t limited by time or our capabilities. Isiah 43:16– “Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters,” When you find yourself waiting on God to make a way for you, remember that He is Almighty—He can do anything. Don’t let what you’re going through cause you to forget God’s promise or his power. God will always make a way.

I pray this has been an encouragement to you. I believe that God is working something big out for you and it will bring Him honor and  Glory. Don’t give up. As always, Hugs and Love.