God Will Make a Way

by Sharon Betters

 

TODAY’S TREASURE

…but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

 

My friend couldn’t accompany me to the event where I was speaking but the two hours passed quickly as I listened to inspirational music and mulled over my prepared message. One song, new to me, caught my attention and I played it over and over again. Soon tears streamed down my cheeks as the words took root in my heart. Why was I so moved by this particular song? Unbeknownst to me, God planted that song in my heart as preparation for what was to come. Several months later, its message carried me through the dark night of the soul in the months after the fatal car accident of our son and his friend. When I faltered in trusting God’s promises, He reminded me of these words: God will make a way, when there seems to be no way.

 On what basis could I believe such a promise? In Today’s Treasure we read:

…but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

Let that Scripture sink in. Read it again. While I was still a sinner, helpless on my own, with no way to save myself, God showed His love for me by sending His only Son, Jesus, to take on my sin, to die for me, to rise again and conquer death. This God, the only God, will make a way for me when there seems to be no way. Do you know Jesus? Is He your Savior? Trust that He will make a way for you, too. 

God Will Make a Way

Don Moen

God will make a way
Where 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
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way

By a roadway in the wilderness, He'll lead me
And rivers in the desert will I see
Heaven and Earth will fade but His Word will still remain
And He will do something new today

Oh, God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me

LIFE-GIVING ENCOURAGEMENT

Read Chapter 1 in Harlots and Heroines and pay special attention to the significance of the word Yahweh. Understanding the use of this name of God in this story helps unlock the profound significance of Tamar’s story. Write in your journal: A gift that cannot be broken, God knows my name and He will make away when there seems to be no way.


STORE UP MORE TREASURES

 
 
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At some point in our lives, we or someone we know will go through great suffering. I encourage you to go the MARKINC website and listen to the interview “Sexual Addiction – There is Hope: A Conversation with Jonathan Daugherty" so that you can store up treasures of encouragement for the next rainy day in your life or someone else's. Here is a summary and teaser of this resource:

“I sat by myself on my living room couch. Alone. Scared. I tried to piece together what 13 years of sexual addiction had just torn apart. My life was unraveling and I couldn’t harness my out of control behaviors. I remember thinking I might be better off dead than alive,” said Johnathan Daugherty.  Listen as Jonathan describes that downward spiral and what turned his heart toward healing and a redeemed marriage.


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