Nothing is too difficult for God. And He always acts in love and justice. The best response we could give to His awesome greatness and sovereignty is to trust and obey Him. When we trust God to do His will in our life, He can remove vresistance and every block that comes along the way can become stepping stone. He is in control of time and every event. He goes with us and even goes before us to lead the way and show us the right way.
Sometimes, we encounter situations that leave us unsure, confused, or simply without any idea on how to do things or how to proceed. Whenever I experience that moment when I don’t know what to do, I always return to the Word and seek God’s guidance. I would even reflect by asking, “What would Jesus do in this situation?” And, He never fails to lead me to the right way that pleases Him. Staying in God’s presence, seeking His leading, and trusting Him to take the lead would always bring us to a path where we could experience how God works things out to make way for us. He always makes a way if we only trust Him.
“Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”– Proverbs 3:5-6 (WEB)
Where God’s presence leads us, He makes a way. God is rich in grace that in His graciousness, He always makes a way for us. If we are only conscious of His presence and faithfulness, we can realize all the more how God has been making ways for us ever since the world began. The God who made way for us to have eternal life through the death of His one and only Son, would not turn His ear away from our needs and cries.
“He who didn’t spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how would he not also with him freely give us all things?”– Romans 8:32 (WEB)
God’s faithfulness and grace were remarkably evident during the time of Joshua. He manifested His power and might and showed Israel that if they obey and trust Him, nothing is too difficult for Him. He can make a way for them. In Joshua 3, Joshua and the Israelites were preparing to conquer the land God promised to give them but they needed to pass through the waters of the Jordan. The officials instructed them to follow behind the Ark of the Covenant carried by the Levitical priests to lead them the way (Joshua 3:3-4). The Ark of the Coventant for Israel is where the presence of God resides. It is important to note here how God’s presence led Joshua and Israel and how the people followed God’s leading. And, because it is God who led them to battle, God made a way for them. God told Joshua that as soon as the feet of the priests will touch the waters of the Jordan, the waters will be cut off and Israel can pass through dry land.
“The priests who bore the ark of Yahweh’s covenant stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the nation had passed completely over the Jordan.”– Joshua 3:17 (WEB)
Amazingly, God did great wonders again to His people. He made a way for them where they could see impossibility or great difficulty.
Another important thing to note is that as God promised to go with them in battle, part of Israel’s obedience to God is to consecrate themselves.
“Joshua said to the people, ‘Sanctify yourselves; for tomorrow Yahweh will do wonders among you.’”– Joshua 3:5 (WEB)
When God leads us, He will surely make a way for us. But we also have a part in the mission God leads us to do. We need to trust God, obey Him, and sanctify ourselves to the Lord. In the Old Testament times, their way of consecrating or sanctifying themselves was through bathing or washing their garments and abstaining from sexual relations between husband and wife (Exodus 19:10-15). Today, our manner of consecrating ourselves to God is by offering our lives as living sacrifices to God, holy, and pleasing to Him (Romans 12:1).
Sanctify yourself to God and obey His leading for He can do wonders in your life even in the seemingly impossible situation. You may see mountains or deep rivers before you, but take courage and have faith. God can show you great and mighty things which you do not know. Trust that when God leads the way, He makes a way.