But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. Luke 21:14-15, NIV.
Your back is against the wall. Every possible solution has been calculated, and there seems to be no way out. Then, like a candle in the darkness, God’s light illuminates the path. It was there all along. The human effort had blocked the brilliance through which the light could shine. Have you ever found yourself in a scenario like this one?
Watching God in action is nothing short of a miracle. Not to say everything on our wish list will be granted in the process, but, our heavenly Father loves knocking our proverbial socks off when it comes to doing what we perceive as the impossible. We recognize His handiwork when nothing else makes sense.
Recently, a close friend asked me to do something very public I knew would conflict with my Christian values. In refusing, there was the danger of appearing sanctimonious to the population of our world who do not share the same values. Trying everything I could, including stalling, my friend kept pressing. Crawling into bed late one night, I asked The Lord to please show me how He would resolve the dilemma. Opening my eyes the very next morning, as if written on the wall of my mind, the answer appeared; nothing had been so clear. Not only did God supply what I needed, in the end, He also provided a way for my friend to feel completely affirmed. Wow!
If you find yourself in the valley of no-way-out, stop struggling and start praying. Our Father knows all of the exits, and for His glory, He will show them to you.