- a response of faith in a world all too calculated -
The words of Don Moen’s song “God will make a way, when there seems to be no way” are a solid affirmation
of faith touching many lives. The song’s simplistic manner speaks clearly to those who know Christ. In
contrast, others whose lives have become so complicated that they’ve lost their way, would find the basic
premise impractical or even silly. Implied in the words above is the one thing which is the most difficult
part of all – waiting.
Waiting on the Lord may at first appear to be obvious action, even easy, but it’s a different story when you
apply it. Simple waiting is the tough choice, not the easy one, prayerfully expecting a miracle when everyone
around you exudes unbelief, when your friends fall prey to the pressures and alluring logic of the world, when
you are advised that you are not being realistic.
To be stubborn to a point of waiting upon the Lord might include some camouflaged anger at the situation
you find yourself in, or subtly directed at your well meaning friends with their rationales. Godly anger is not a
bad thing, and in fact being realistic is at odds with almost every success story in the Bible. If Job, or Joshua,
or Esther had been realistic, God would not have intervened with
miracles of deliverance.
The whole tenet of the holy Scriptures suggests that we wait on God by faith, and inevitably we do it alone.
Faced with a crisis of major proportions, I refuse to turn my back on what my whole life has been about since
the moment I was saved half a century ago. I believe in God’s miracle power. To do otherwise denies my
faith. Though He tarry until the midnight hour, I will see the deliverance of the Lord. My eyes are fixed on
God and none other. Job’s friends were well meaning, but apparently they didn’t understand the God that
Job knew, nor the God I know.
How can I deny these two verses? Isaiah 26:3 "Thou will keep him in perfect peace who's mind is stayed on
thee”, and Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto
thine own understanding."
There may appear to be no light at the end of the tunnel, the way may seem too narrow to maneuver, the
future may look bleak, and the burden too heavy to bear. Yet this I know - in humble waiting
there is perfect peace.
|Stayed On Thee