Friday, January 15, 2016

When It Seems There Is No Way

I'm sure we've all faced circumstances that have caused us to utter the words, "There's just no way!"  Let's face it, sometimes life throws us a major curveball, and no matter how much we try to have faith, we find ourselves in a state of complete hopelessness.  No matter how we look at the situation, we simply cannot see a way out.  No way of escape.  No way of paying the bills.  No way of making it happen.  No way of getting the job.  No way of getting it all done.  There's just no way!

Do you realize that when we say that not only are we denying the power of God, but we're actually denying even the existence of God?  Whoa, now.  Settle down.  I know that sounds rough, but if you think about it, it's true.  In John 14:6, the Bible tells us, Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  Did you catch that?  Jesus said, "I am the way."  So, when we say there is no way, in essence, we're saying there's no Jesus.  And if there's no Jesus, then there's no God, right?

Do you see and understand how dangerous our words and attitudes can be, not only to ourselves but also to others?  We, as Christians, are supposed to be lights shining in the darkness of this world, but if the unsaved see us walking around muttering about how there is no way, what are they going to think?  They're going to think that our God is not good enough.  Either that or they're going to believe that there is no God to begin with.  Either way, our actions and words can easily lead others astray.

The next time you're facing a situation that leaves you feeling that there is no way, stop and remind yourself that Jesus is the way.  He is always with you.  He will never leave or forsake you.  He's got your back, and He's got your problem.  Trust Him to do what He does best, and in doing so, you'll be a witness to the lost of how awesome and mighty a God you serve.  Who knows, perhaps your faith in God will lead others to find the Way themselves.  Wouldn't that be a cause for celebration?

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